What is Acupuncture and what is it used for?

Acupuncture can help with pretty much any ailment know to humankind. Very thin acupuncture needles are inserted into the body at strategic points to correct energy imbalances.  Through daily living in a stressful world, through trauma to the body both emotional and physical, imbalances of energy occur. Acupuncture needles are inserted to return the flow of energy or qi (pronounced chee).

Acupuncture can be used for a wide variety of conditions. These include emotional disorders like anxiety and depression, digestive complaints like nausea, vomiting, and irritable bowel syndrome, pain anywhere in the body including chronic low back pain, neurological problems including migraines and neuropathy. It can be used both pre- and post-operative to help with healing time following surgery. It is very effective to treat stress and sleep disorders. It helps with gynecological disorders including fertility and PMS. Acupuncture is effective to reduce fatigue and addictions, as well as promoting overall well-being and reducing stress.

What is Community Acupuncture?
At Happy Belly Acupuncture, you will receive affordable acupuncture in a group setting. Treatments are individually based and customized just for you.  You relax in a comfortable zero-gravity reclining chair while the treatment sinks in. The treatments for community acupuncture last about an hour.

How Many Treatments?
Generally speaking acute conditions take between 4-6 treatments and acupuncture is most effective when the treatments are placed closely together-about 2-3 x week.   Chronic conditions take between 10-12 treatments to treat and are best done on a weekly basis.  You will work with your acupuncturist to develop a treatment plan that fits your budget and is effective for your condition.  Acupuncture works very well as preventative medicine and many patients come in for "tune-ups" to maintain optimum health.

Does It Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are about the size of cat whiskers.  Many people do not feel much sensation as the needles are inserted, it is very gentle. 

What Form of Payment do you take?
Cash, Check, Credit/Debit cards.

Do You Accept Insurance?
For individual acupuncture treatments we do accept insurance and are in the process of getting on insurance panels.  Please call or email our office to find out if we are in-network with your insurance. For group setting community acupuncture we do not accept insurance.

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Resources
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