How many treatments will I need? The frequency and length of treatment will vary with each individual. Most people feel an improvement within 5 treatments but with chronic conditions this may take longer.
What should I do before coming for treatment? Please avoid eating large meals and drinking alcohol or coffee before coming for treatment. If possible, wear loose fitting clothes that can be easily rolled up above your elbows and knees. This will make it easier for your practitioner to access the acupuncture points.
Is acupuncture treatment covered by health insurance? This will depend on your insurance company. You will need to contact them to find out whether your plan covers acupuncture. It is always good to check your individual policy details as the number of treatments covered will vary. Likewise, some policies only cover acupuncture if it is performed by a doctor.
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How long does it take? Sessions last between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
How many treatments will I need? This will depend on your individual condition. Acute conditions generally require more frequent treatments (twice a week) over a shorter period of time. Chronic conditions often require treatment over a longer period of time. I usually recommend a course of treatments over 6 weeks after which I will assess your progress.
Are there any contraindications? Yes. I have listed the main contraindications below: