Frequently Asked Questions
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What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of integrative medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced all over the world.
What does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is not only good for helping to manage pain, but also for insomnia, primary care, weigh loss, headaches and migraines. Sports acupuncture can prevent injury or re-injury. Acupuncture helps athletes increase blood circulation throughout the muscle.
Does acupuncture hurt?
You may feel a slight sting, pinch, ache or some pain as the acupuncture needles are being inserted. However, most people, including children, do not feel anything upon insertion.
Do I need to do anything special to prepare for my acupuncture treatment?
You should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. Eat a light snack about an hour or two before the appointment. You also should refrain from rigorous exercise for at least two hours before and after each acupuncture treatment.
What happens during my first visit?
The first visit lasts approximately 1.5 hours and includes a full consultation and treatment. Follow-up visits usually last about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
How long will I need treatment?
Some complex or long-standing conditions may require one or two treatments per week for several weeks or months. Other conditions can be treated with relatively few treatments. Since everyone is different, Dr. Ueda-Lang designs personalized treatment plans for every patient.
How is Ueda-Lang Acupuncture different from other clinics?
While most acupuncture clinics treat the existing condition, Ueda-Lang Acupuncture also provides preventive health care.
What insurances do you accept?
While many insurance companies accept acupuncture visits, Ueda-Lang Acupuncture is currently out- of-network. If your insurance covers out- of-network acupuncture, we would gladly produce a super bill for your visits.