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Q & A

Some common questions about acupuncture are answered below.


Will it Hurt?

Acupuncture generally doesn’t hurt.

The needles Shane uses are so thin they are most likely nothing like any other needle you have seen before. They are not like a syringe which is a large hollow needle. Acupuncture needles are solid. Shane uses the thinnest needles possible to properly needle the target. They are so thin they are more like metal threads.

Frequently people don’t even feel the needles when they are inserted.

The Acupuncture technique mostly used is gentle and doesn’t hurt.

When acupuncture does hurt, it’s like a minor prick for a couple seconds.


How many acupuncture sessions will I need?

Acupuncture increases healing activities for a couple days. After a couple days those healing activities go back down to normal range. The goal of a series of acupuncture, is to maintain high levels of healing activities over the time that it takes to heal up in a significant way.

With one treatment progress begins and patients frequently gets some immediate temporary relief but a single treatment tends usually doesn’t fix anything. The true goal reaching & life changing results of acupuncture occur from a series of treatments over time. The number of acupuncture treatments and the time frame of the treatment plan depends on the patients unique health condition as well as his/her goals of what state of health he/she would like to be in. At your first visit Shane will listen to your story and evaluate your health condition and suggest a care plan that is uniquely designed for you to reach your goals.


How safe is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been found to be safe when performed by a trained professional. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding virtually no negative side effects. Acupuncture works by activating the body’s own healing and self balancing activities. The side effects tend to be all good effects including the feeling of calmness, a sense of well-being, more restful sleep, and so on. There is very little risk of infection from acupuncture needles because the needles are extremely thin, sterile, and used only once before being discarded. Occasionally people bruise from acupuncture.


What conditions respond exceptionally well with acupuncture?

Acupuncture has Helped over 1 Billion people with Countless Conditions! Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some conditions that respond exceptionally well to Acupuncture:

  • Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Migraines, Headaches
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis, Rhinitis
  • Surgery Prevention
  • Arthritis
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Bronchitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Carpel Tunnel



Why do people get regular acupuncture?

  • Decrease mental stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Increase mood & energy. Increase mental performance.
  • Promote good sleep.
  • Optimize immune system activity relieving allergies and decreasing frequency of catching cold, flu, asthma attacks, bronchitis, etc.
  • Decrease chronic pain.
  • Prevent Migraine Headaches
  • Keep Menstruation regular and as comfortable as possible.
  • Increase athletic performance.
  • Because it feels so good!

Do you accept health insurance?

We do not accept health insurance. If you seek insurance reimbursement, we can provide you with a detailed receipt which you can submit to your insurance.


What style of Acupuncture does Shane practice?

Shane practices many different styles of Acupuncture including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Myofascial Trigger Point Acupuncture, Battlefield Acupuncture (& other acupuncture techniques developed by military acupuncture research), Motor Point Acupuncture, Segmental Neuro-Anatomy Acupuncture, Scar Tissue Acupuncture, and various other forms of Acupuncture.

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