About Acupuncture for Infertility, Headaches, Cosmetic, and More.
Acupuncture treatment is proven to remedy acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers and strengthen the immune system. It is also effective in soothing the mind and balancing the bodies hormones and chemicals. Specialties include: Infertility: Naturally, IUI, IVF. Female and Male. Headaches & Migraines. Chronic Pain: Low Back, Neck, Shoulder. Stress, Anxiety and Depression. Cancer Care and Support: Pain, Nausea, Fatigue. Pro Sports Acupuncture. Signs of aging
Acupuncture is a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 2000 years. It is thought to have originated in China and has its roots in ancient Taoist traditions. At HAC we combine this ancient tradition with current day research and scientific understanding of how Acupuncture effects the body. Modern Acupuncture is performed by inserting fine needles into specific points along the body that has been shown to locally relieve pain, relieve muscle tension, move fascia and globally effect how the brain both functions and interprets bodily signals.
Acupuncture treatment is proven to remedy acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers and strengthen the immune system. It is also effective in soothing the mind and balancing the bodies hormones and chemicals.
What Can I Expect During Acupuncture Treatment?
During your initial consultation the acupuncture practitioner will take a comprehensive history of health and illness. This provides a diagram of the overall state of the body, not just a particular symptom. The practitioner will ask questions, take your pulse and examine your tongue. The initial visit may last up to 90 minutes, including your first treatment. Subsequent visits usually last about 45 minutes and are done on a weekly basis depending on the patient’s needs. The course of treatments can vary widely. Chronic problems may take more treatments to resolve than ones that are acute. Your treatment course will be determined after the initial consultation and re-assessed after each visit.
Conditions We Treat
Pain & Musculoskeletal Disorders – Headaches, Migraine, Neck Pain, TMJ, Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Post-Operative Pain, Sprains & Strains, Osteoarthritis, Knee Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Sports Injuries, Tendonitis
Cancer Related Problems – Cancer Pain, Chemotherapy Side Effects
Gastrointestinal & Digestive Disorders – Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Peptic Ulcer, Gastritis, Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhea, Ulcerative Colitis, Cholecystitis, Leaky Gut, Morning Sickness, Chemotherapy Side Effects
Psychological & Emotional Disorders – Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Stress Reduction, Addictions, Anorexia Support
Immune & Endocrine System Disorders – Stimulates Immune Function, Frequent Colds, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS Related Symptoms, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynauds’s Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Hypothyroid Support, Hyperthyroid, Lupus, Scleroderma
Cardiovascular Disorders – Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), High Cholesterol, Angina, Coronary Artery Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Poor Circulation, Anemia Support
Gynecological Disorders & Obstetrics – Infertility, IVF & IUI Support, Amenorrhea (Loss Of Period), Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods), Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Menopausal Symptoms, Labor Preparation, Deficient Lactation, Mal-Position Of The Fetus (Breech), Induction Of Labor
Ear, Nose, Throat & Respiratory Disorders – Allergies, Chronic Sinusitis, Sinus Headaches, Meniere’s Disease, Tinnitis, Vertigo, Rhinitis, Asthma, Laryngitis, Hay Fever
Neurological Disorders – Insomnia, Stroke Rehabilitation, Peripheral Neuropathy, Paresis, Hemiplegia, Trigeminal Neurolgia, Bell’s Palsy, Facial Spasm, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Tremors
Urogenital Disorders – Urinary Retention, Male Infertility, Azoospermia, Male Sexual Dysfunction, Ejaculation Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostatitis, Male and Female Incontinence, Painful Urination, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
Dermatological & Skin Disorders – Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Herpes Zoster, Puritis (Itching)
Pediatric Disorders – Infantile Diarrhea, Chronic Constipation, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD & ADHD)
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE? Acupuncture is a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 2,000 years. It is thought to have originated in China and has its roots in ancient Taoist traditions. Modern Acupuncture is performed by inserting fine needles into specific points along the body that has been shown to locally relieve pain and globally effect how the brain both functions and interprets bodily signals.
Acupuncture treatment is proven to remedy acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers, and strengthen the immune system. It is also effective in soothing the mind and balancing the bodies hormones and chemicals.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT? Many people are uncomfortable with Acupuncture because of a fear of needles. However, Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to the needles used by medical doctors. Acupuncture needles are about as thick as a hair and are flexible enough you can tie a knot with them. Since our needles are so thin, the experience of being needled is totally unique and rarely painful. So to answer: sometimes you'll feel a small pinch, but mostly you won't feel anything at all.
HOW MANY NEEDLES DO YOU USE? The major points we use are on the periphery of the body in the arms and legs. In a usual treatment we use between 10-15 needles. Sometimes this is near where the problem area is, and sometimes it's in a totally different place.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO COME? That depends on what's wrong and how long you've had it. The general treatment schedule is weekly, unless the issue is pain related then sometimes it is twice weekly. Acupuncture can start to work right away, but sometimes it can take 3-4 visits before the fullest effects are felt.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE? For third party insurers such as Blue Cross and Aetna, there is limited coverage for some higher tier plans. Additionally, some plans are limited to treating only certain issues (e.g., back pain, headaches, osteo-arthritis of the knee, etc.) Check with your benefits coordinator to see if you qualify. Alternately, if your benefits are currently being paid by Workman’s Compensation or from an Auto Accident Insurance then the answer is YES, you are covered.
DOES IT WORK? Yes. There have been so many studies on Acupuncture that have shown ample positive results from pain relief, stress relief to infertility that we'd need to devote a whole website to it. To give an example, most recently a large systematic review found that patients with pain got relief from Acupuncture more than 50% of the time, compared to 40% for sham Acupuncture (sticking needles in randomly) and 30% for a placebo.
HOW DOES IT WORK? We know so much, and yet so little. The real answer is we don't know yet. We know that there is definitely endorphin release that can relieve pain. We know the stress hormone cortisol can be modulated to be more stable and thus lead to fewer stress reactions in the body. We know more things but none really give us the whole answer. We're working on it.