Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Deanna Carell Acupuncture uses a treatment style which is very gentle. Patients typically do not experience pain during treatment but you may experience a sensation around where a needle is placed. We ensure that patients are comfortable at all times during treatment. Most patients are so relaxed they don’t want to leave!

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Yes, some medical insurance plans do cover acupuncture. Please call the office with your insurance information and I can call your insurance provider and find out if you have coverage before your first visit.

What should I wear for acupuncture treatment?

Loose fitting clothes so that we can easily access areas of the body typically restricted by clothing.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for acupuncture or massage treatment?

Before appointments please make sure you have a small meal consisting of some protein. It is best to be neither starved nor stuffed before treatment and to drink plenty of water.

Are there any restrictions after acupuncture or massage treatments?

Patients are able to go on with their day normally. After treatments most patients are extremely relaxed.

How long is acupuncture treatment?

Length of acupuncture treatments vary depending on the individual patient and treatment they would need. During your initial consult the acupuncturist will give you a detailed treatment plan which will include number of treatments and how often you will need to do treatment to improve.

Are the acupuncture needles reused?

No. Acupuncture needles are single use, sterile, filiform needles. After use, all needles are disposed of in a sharps container.

Does cupping hurt?

Cupping has a similar feeling to deep tissue massage except, instead of pressure into the muscle there is a suctioning pressure pulling on the muscle. The cup suctions onto the skin and pulls the muscle tissue into the cup to release knots and adhesions. Cupping is not painful but it does have a strong feeling of pressure.

What are the marks cupping leaves?

Although the marks from cupping look like bruises, they are not. Bruises are formed after trauma occurs. Cupping pulls blood into the muscle to increase circulation which will help loosen muscular tightness and alleviate pain.

How long do cupping marks last?

Cupping marks usually last for 3-5 days. Drinking plenty of water to help flush the system will help the cupping marks dissipate.

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