Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture

Does It Hurt?

The needles are about the size of a cat whisker and slide right into the skin. Most people experience some sensation when the acupuncture point is activated. This feeling can range from an itch, a dull ache, or a slight tingle and lasts for less than a second.

How Do You Know What Points To Use?

Careful listening and observation as well as tongue and pulse diagnosis guide me in selecting points. There are about 370 acupuncture points on the body, each with its own function. Through my diagnostic process and talking with you, I decide which points are most useful in working toward your health goals.

Can It Help My __________?

Chances are, yes! Acupuncture can help you. But what you do at home is also important. Stress management, sleep, diet, and play are all essential to your wellness. Together we will decide on lifestyle modifications to further improve your quality of life.

What Kind of Needles Do You Use?

I only use single-use, sterile, disposable needles. Reusable needles are prohibited by law.