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Why would one get acupuncture?

                There are many reasons one seeks acupuncture treatment. Many come in due to pain anywhere in the body. Acupuncture can help with a number of aliments though; from infertility to digestive issues. Along with, migraines and head colds. If you have an aliment that you would like to know if acupuncture can help with, give us a call today or stop in and talk to one of us.

 

Does it hurt or leave marks?

                Some people do not feel the needles go in at all, other people experience a very quick second of feeling the needle break through the skin. In terms of marks, cupping and gua sha are in the scope of an acupuncturist and is performed at Treating the Root. Some people do have marks on their skin that will fade away within a few days; other people do not receive any marks, and others will have slight redness directly after treatment.

 

Long term Benefits?

                It will vary from patient to patient and what they are coming in for. Come talk to us today to find out for yourself. The effects last a different amount for different people, it all depends on what one is coming into treatment for and how long the condition has been going on.

 

Side effects?

                Any and all side effects will be gone over before treatment even starts. Common side effects are slight bleeding after needle is taken out, or bruising where needle was located. For people that bruise easy this is common, but that is also something we can help with. If a patient is on blood thinners we should be told before treatment begins. In extreme cases organ puncture can occur.

In terms of cupping, side effects include bruising, and redness; those are the main ones. 

 

Insurance coverage?

                At the moment Treating the Root does not take any insurance, other than VA healthcare. However, we are in the process of accepting some. If your insurance company covers acupuncture, let us know and we will look into accepting them.