Acupuncture 



Why use Acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is a time-tested, holistic medicine that can help to decrease pain and restore function. It is also helpful for internal conditions such as anxiety, GI problems, fertility, thyroid, allergies, and much more. Science is only beginning to grasp the powerful medicine that is Acupuncture and understand the mechanisms behind it.

An initial consultation is required

An initial consultation with Dr. Thompson is required to find out if you are a candidate for Acupuncture.

If you are determined to be a candidate, we can perform your first procedure the same day.


 

What to expect with Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is Quick and Painless

You can expect to be in and out of the office in 30 minutes. 






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Course of Treatment

The number of procedures you will need will vary based on your specific condition, how long you have had the condition, etc. 




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Accurate Evaluation

Once you are evaluated, the doctor will analyze your presentation and give you an estimate of the number of treatments likely needed based on clinically evidence based data.




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Acupuncture Process

The Acupuncture process is repeated 2-3 times a week until maximum improvement is seen. Then a maintenance regimen is often prescribed to prevent recurrence. Maintenance may be as liitle as 1-2 times per month.




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Absence of Symptoms

Acupuncture can and often results in a complete absence of symptoms, even in severe pain conditions that have been present for years.




Conditions We Treat with Acupuncture

Pain

Low Back Pain
Sciatica
Disc Herniations
Disc Buldges
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Rotator Cuff Pain
Knee Pain
Arthritis
Tennis Elbow
Plantar Fasciitis

Digestive Disorders

Inflammation
Constipation
Gastritis
Acid Reflux
IBS
Constipation
Diarrhea

Respiratory Disorders

Sinusitis
Sore Throat
Bronchitis
Asthma

Neurological and Muscular Disorders

Headaches
Facial Tics
Neck Pain
Rib Neuritis
Frozen Shoulder
Tennis Elbow
Tendinitis
Low Back Pain
Sciatica
Osteoarthritis

FAQ's Related to Acupuncture

Am I A Candidate For Acupuncture ?

The medical literature shows acupuncture’s effect on nearly every biophysical system in the body. I’ve seen patients suffering from a wide variety of problems respond to acupuncture treatment when nothing else has worked.

So, for most people, yes, acupuncture is something you should explore.

How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed differs from person to person, depending on how long you have had your condition. Patients with complex, long-standing conditions may be recommended on or two treatments a week for several months. For acute problems, fewer visits are typically required. For health maintenance, we recommend monthly tune-ups. 

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

No. Patient's report acupuncture to be very comfortable and relaxing. At the end of treatment you should feel refreshed and relaxed.  

Is Acupuncture Covered By Insurance?

Insurance companies only like to cover treatments that don’t actually fix the problem. So we’re out of network for all insurance. We will do a courtesy insurance check for you before your first consultation to let you know if your coverage will reimburse for out of network treatment. 

The good news is, that you are the one in charge of what procedures you get, not an insurance company. And acupuncture treatment is very affordable.

Acupuncture is ONE of the offerings in our clinic.

Dr. Thompson will meet with you and evaluate your specific needs to determine if you are a candidate for our services.

If you are a good candidate for our clinic, she will formulate a treatment plan which is tailed specifically to your unique needs. 

The majority of the time treatments plans are drawn from al of our services to give you the best comprehensive care--so you can get the results you desire as quickly as possible.