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Everything except that which requires emergency care (for that go to the Emergency Room).
Herbs are plants used for medicinal purposes. Herbal formulas are fully plant based, non-narcotic, prescription remedies for treating virtually all types of issues.
In the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to herbology, herbal formulas are typically comprised of a combination of herbs, each prepared in a specific way and then brought together in a specific way to achieve a desired result.
Virtually any type of ailment when prescribed and taken properly.
If you're a new client, be sure to fill out new client paperwork via the "Manage My Appointment" link in your confirmation email. Also, have something to eat within a few hours of your appointment and bring a pair of shorts and a t-shirt to change into if possible.
That depends upon your insurance plan so check with your provider. Laura does not file with your insurance, but she will provide you with a super bill that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement if your insurance plan has coverage for acupuncture and for out of network providers.
Yes, it is!
Most points do not hurt. For the ones that do, the hurt is typically brief and passes quickly.
The first session is 75 minutes and follow up sessions are 60, 75 or 90 minutes depending upon whether acupuncture is desired with other modalities. 15 minute follow up consultations for herbal medicine only are also available.
That depends upon your unique state of health. Sometimes only one to a few sessions are needed. However, more serious or longer term issues may require a series of treatments. Laura will advise a recommended plan of care at the end of the first session.
Rarely, especially when performed by a licensed acupuncturist.
Most patients feel some level of relief starting with the first treatment. In general, acute issues are typically resolved relatively quickly and more chronic issues may take more time.
Yes, absolutely, acupuncture is often used to provide much needed relief from discomfort during pregnancy as it is a safe alternative to drug therapy. However, it is essential to let your acupuncturist know if you are pregnant or if you might be pregnant as there are a few points that should be avoided during pregnancy as a precaution. As long as your acupuncturist knows, they can provide a safe and supportive treatment.
You’re not alone! Many people are uncomfortable with needles. However, many people also do not realize that acupuncture needles are much finer than the needles used in hospitals and that there is usually no pain with them.
That said, if the idea of needles still bothers you, treatment can still be given by using manual techniques such as Acupressure, Medical Massage or Reiki.
No, herbal formulas are optional.
No, the cost of herbs is separate and varies by formula, provider and quantity.