FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES IT WORK? Acupuncture works by promoting an individual’s innate ability to heal. Needles placed into specific acupuncture points can stimulate the release of pain blocking brain chemicals. In addition, acupuncture ensures the smooth flow of oxygen and blood in our bodies.
I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING WRONG WITH ME. WHY SHOULD I TRY ACUPUNCTURE? Acupuncture has been proven to help prevent disease and IT promotes health and wellbeing. Patients who receive routine acupuncture treatments report reduction in stress levels, improved immunity and an increase in happiness.
ARE THE NEEDLES STERILE? Yes, all acupuncture needles are single use, sterile and disposable.
DO I NEED TO BELIEVE IN ACUPUNCTURE IN ORDER FOR IT TO WORK? No, recent studies have proven that a belief system is not related to treatment outcome.
IS ACUPUNCTURE COVERED BY INSURANCE? Many insurance companies have “in-network” or “out-of-network” benefits for acupuncture. Please contact your insurance company to find out your plan details regarding acupuncture expenses. Berlin Acupuncture Co. is not "in-network" with any insurance providers at this time. Acupuncture is an acceptable medical expense for you FSA (flexible spending account) and HSA (health savings account).
DO YOU ACCEPT "PERSONAL INJURY' OR WORKERS COMPENSATION CASES? Yes.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT? Typically there is minimal to no discomfort with acupuncture. Many patients do not feel the needles at all. The needles are extremely small, about the thickness of a fine hair. The needles are a fraction of the size of the needles that are used for injections or taking blood. We work hard to ensure each patient has a comfortable and pain free experience.
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