FAQs about Acupuncture Treatment

Why would I see an acupuncturist?
Many people begin acupuncture treatment to find relief from a wide range of physical conditions. Many who are not ill also seek treatment as preventive medicine to enhance vitality and maintain optimum heath and well-being.

Does acupuncture hurt?
The sensations experienced during treatment range from nothing at all to a momentary, brief ache or heaviness in the area being treated. By and large patients describe the sensations as fleeting and the treatment experience as deeply relaxing.

Do I have to be ill to benefit from acupuncture?
Not at all. Many patients come for regular treatment to achieve increased effectiveness and enjoyment in life. Also, the diagnostic methods of acupuncture allow the skilled practitioner to detect and treat imbalances before they develop into symptoms, thus preventing illness.

How frequently do I need to come to benefit from treatment?
The frequency of treatments varies with each individual. Please feel free to call me to discuss your concern and possible plan for treatment.

Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
A growing number of insurance companies will reimburse for acupuncture treatment. Consult your insurer for the terms of coverage on your policy.

Are the needles safe?
Yes. Sterile, disposable needles are used. They are used once and then disposed of immediately.

I want to come for treatment. What do I do next?
Contact me at the telephone number displayed on the top of my website. We will discuss your reasons for seeking treatment and schedule an initial visit. During your visit we will explore a treatment schedule that will best meet your needs.

What can I expect from my first visit?
Each of us is unique and the main objective of your initial visit is to determine what are the underlying conditions that have led to your current condition. Since Chinese medicine is holistic in its approach, it is important to get a detailed health history, assess life style factors that might play a role in your healing process and perform a physical exam from the Chinese Medical perspective. Then together we will discuss how treatment can address your concerns as well as answer completely any questions you may have.

About Bob Shapero

Bob Shapero, M.Ac., L.Ac.National Board Certified

Bob Shapero founded Acupuncture Family Health Services in 1983. He has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Dickinson College. He received his Masters of Acupuncture Degree...

read more
Latest Tweets