Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, and the treatment is usually painless. Dull, achy, tingling or numb sensations are normal. If you are feeling uncomfortable though, please let your acupuncturist know, we want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes. Single-use, sterile needles are used and then properly disposed. Mayo completed a 4-year Masters degree program, and has extensive clinical experience. She is nationally board-certified and completed numerous safety courses to receive state licensure. It is safe and gentle enough to use while pregnant, though there are certain points that are not used, so please let your acupuncturist know.
How does the sliding scale work?
Our sliding scale is $17-35*, and what you choose to pay (within our sliding scale) is completely up to you. We do not ask for any sort of income verification. We want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better! (*$10 paperwork fee for new clients.)
How long does a treatment take?
40 to 50 minutes. The length of your treatment can be shorter if you have time constraints, and can last up to one hour, if no one is waiting for a chair. Please communicate your needs with your acupuncturist.
How many treatments will I need?
Acupuncture is a process, some conditions are easily treated with one or two treatments, but most require a course of treatment to achieve lasting results. Every person is different but a general guideline is; 3-5 treatments for acute or mild conditions, 10-20 treatments for chronic or severe, and stress maintenance and general wellness is 2-4 times per month. Your acupuncturist will discuss with you a course of treatment on your first visit.
What does Acupuncture treat?
|Acid reflux||Acne & skin problems|
|Anxiety||Arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid)|
|Carpal tunnel syndrome||Chemotherapy-related symptoms|
|Chronic fatigue||Common cold & flu|
|Constipation & diarrhea||Depression|
|Headaches||High blood pressure|
|Joint pain||Knee pain|
|Low energy||Low immunity|
|Low libido and/or ED||Menopausal symptoms|
|Neck pain||Nerve pain|
|Night sweats||Numbness & tingling|
|Shoulder pain||Sinus issues|
|Stroke (effects of)||TMJ|
|And more . . .|
Are there any similar health services you recommend for improved wellness?
Yes, you can view a listing of fellow wellness businesses on our Recommendations page.