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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: Is this going to hurt?

A: No, the size of an Acupuncture needle is roughly twice the diameter of a human hair, that means very thin and is designed to push things aside, rather than cut through them like the hypodermic needles do when you get a shot.

Q: Do you reuse needles?

A: Absolutely not! The needles we use at Haines Acupuncture are of the highest quality. We use only stainless steel, sharp, super thin Acupuncture needles; then they are disposed of after a single use.

 Q: What about infections?

A: Although infection is always a possibility when you break the skin, we at Haines Acupuncture have never had a patient that incurred an infection at the needle site. This includes those patients with compromised immune systems.

 Q: How long will the effects of an Acupuncture treatment last?

A: There is no definitive rule. Acupuncture’s effects are cumulative. That is, the more treatments you have, the longer their effects last. The length of time also varies from person to person, as we are all different.

 Q: Does Acupuncture work on children?

A: Yes, in fact it works on all beings, large or small, young or old or in between; we can all benefit from Acupuncture. 

Q: What is an “Acupuncture Tune-Up?”

A: It is a colloquial term for maintenance. It is necessary to help keep our bodies in balance. There are changes in our environment, stress levels, and just plain old body changes that necessitate intervention to maintain health. Acupuncture does this in a minimally invasive, non-polluting manner.

Q: What should I expect during my first visit?

A: During your first office visit, we may ask you at length about your health condition, lifestyle, and behavior. We will want to obtain a complete picture of your treatment needs and behaviors that may contribute to your condition. You will be asked to inform us about all treatments or medications you are taking and all medical conditions you have. We will discuss at length available options, frequency of treatments, and answer any questions you may have. 

You will, typically, not need to disrobe, as we usually insert the needles “below the elbows and knees.”

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