1. What is Acupuncture and how does it work?

Acupuncture is a healing modality practiced in China for several thousand years. It is based on Oriental medicine theories of Yin and Yang, balance and the flow of Qi (energy) in the body.

2. Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are hair-thin and their insertion is almost seamless. some people feel a numbness or tingling after insertion. Others feel an achy or heavy sensation similar to sitting in one position for an extended period of time and you legs or arms have ‘fallen asleep.’ Once the needles are inserted most people feel a sense of warmth and relaxation spreading throughout the body. Most people are so relaxed that they drift in and out of sleep on the treatment table.

3. Is Acupuncture safe and are there any side effects?

Acupuncture is a safe treatment modality when performed by a board licensed Acupuncturist who has completed years of study that included clinical contact hours with patients.

4. How long are treatments?

Treatments are generally one hour with exception of the first treatment which is one and a half hours. In the first treatment session a great deal of information is gathered about the patient and the patient’s health.

5. How many treatments are needed?

The answer to this question differs from individual to individual because different people respond differently to treatment and the individual’s response dictates the treatment.

6. What can one expect after treatment?

Many people feel better and detect an improvement in their condition within forty-eight hours of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine treatment. In many conditions where there is pain, an immediate improvement is noted by the end of a treatment session or within a few hours of treatment.

7. Does insurance cover Acupuncture treatment?

Many health insurance programs and Flex Spending Accounts now cover Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine treatments. However, patients should check with their insurance provider to see if they cover Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine treatment and what kinds of disease conditions and practitioners they recognize. Here at Bu Shen we ask the patients pay for services at the time service is rendered and we provide them with a detailed bill that they may submit to their provider for reimbursement.

8. What types of payment are accepted at Bu Shen Healing and Life Arts?

At this time we accept cash or check.