FAQ

DOES IT WORK?

YES! Acupuncture has been recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization  (WHO) as an effective treatment (proven in controlled trials) for a wide variety of medical disorders and symptoms.

COMMON ADULT DISORDERS

Adverse affects of radiation and chemotherapy // Low back pain, Sciatica // Headache and migraines // Neck pain // Depression // Insomnia // Postoperative pain // Frozen shoulder, shoulder pain // Leukopenia // Cancer Pain // Nausea & Vomiting // Meneire's Disease // Rheumatoid arthritis // Osteoarthritis // Seizure disorders // Hypertension // Stress // Bell's Palsy // Fibromyalgia // Temporomandibular joint dysfunction // Paralysis following stroke

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS                                      

Acute and chronic gastritis // Morning sickness // Acute and chronic Colitis // Constipation & Diarrhea // Irritable Bowel Syndrome                                                            

WOMEN'S HEALTH DISORDERS :

Fertility // Lactation // Morning sickness // Malposition of the fetus // painful and irregular periods // Polycystic ovarian syndrome // endometriosis    

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:                                                                           

Ear infections // Asthma // Allergies // Eczema // Common Cold                                                    

PEDIATRIC & ADOLESCENT DISORDERS: 

Pediatric oncology patients (nausea & pain) // ADHD/ADD // Learning difficulties & developmental delays // Cerebral Palsy //  Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy                                          

WILL MY INSURANCE CARRIER COVER ACUPUNCTURE?

More and more insurance plans are covering acupuncture. We work with many insurance carriers in and out of network to include; Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Blue Cross, Monarch, Aetna, and HealthNet. Each carrier's benefits are different according to your specific plan. My front desk will happily verify your insurance prior to your treatment. Call the office at (949) 387-8715.

WHAT KIND OF OF CERTIFICATION AND/OR EDUCATION DOES ONE COMPLETE TO BECOME AN ACUPUNCTURIST? 

An acupuncturist practicing in the state of California must complete a 4-year Master of Science program including a 2-year internship in order to sit for the California Acupuncture Board Exam. The program consists of comprehensive exams that test both written and practical understanding of both western and eastern medicine diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine theory, physical exam, herbal medicine, and nutrition.

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

Acupuncture is the placement of single use, solid, sterile needles that are as thin as a human hair (we use 40 gauge needles in comparison to the standard 21 gauge hypodermic needle used to draw blood in a blood test). 

The needles are inserted at specific sites on the surface of the skin - acupuncture points - that alter biochemical and physiological conditions in the body. Inserting needles at these points stimulates sensory receptors, which stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the brain.

The brain responds to these impulses by releasing neurotransmitters and hormones including serotonin and endorphins, the body's natural pain-killing hormones.

Other physiological effects include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, muscle relaxation, and increased T-cell count to strengthen the immune system.

 

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