What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body.  Most Western countries refer to acupuncture as an Alternative Medicine Practice.  Here are some unique details about it…
What Is Acupunture Used For?
Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, and fertility problems.  As an Alternative Medicine practice, it is often used when conventional medicine treatments don’t work well or prescribed medications are undesired or cannot be tolerated.  Many people prefer acupuncture over other practices.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner using sterile needles.  Extremely rare side effects may include bruising, bleeding, and infection.
How Does Acupuncture Actually Work?
While the mechanism of action for acupuncture is still not fully understood, research suggests that it may stimulate the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers in the body.  It may also affect the autonomic nervous system and modulate inflammation.  As an Alternative Medicine practice, it does not employ conventional pharmaceuticals in treatment.
What Are the Needles Like?
The needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, about the thickness of a human hair.  They are single-use and made of stainless steel.
Where Are the Needles Inserted?
Acupuncture points are located along meridians or energy channels in the body.  These meridians are said to be connected to different organs and systems in the body.
How Does It Feel?
The sensation of receiving acupuncture can vary from person to person.  Some people report feeling a mild ache, tingling, or numbness, while others feel nothing at all.
Is Needle Insertion the Only Technique?
In addition to the traditional needle insertion technique, other forms of acupuncture include electroacupuncture (using electrical stimulation), acupressure (applying pressure to the acupuncture points), and moxibustion (the use of dried mugwort on or near the skin).  Classic Chinese herbal medicines are also used for some situations.
What If I'm Already Being Treated Conventionally?
As an Alternative Medicine practice, acupuncture is often used as a complementary therapy alongside other conventional treatments, such as pharmaceuticals or physical therapy.  It is very important that all your medical providers are made aware of all treatments you are receiving.
Is There Anything Else That An Acupuncturist Will Do?
Some acupuncturists may use additional techniques like cupping, gua sha, and dietary/lifestyle advice to support the patient’s health and well-being.
Will Health Insurance Cover Acupuncture?
More and more U.S. health insurance plans are covering Alternative Medicine practices like acupuncture because of proven effectiveness.  Divine Point Acupuncture does not bill insurance companies directly, but we will provide the patient with a Superbill containing CPT codes and ICD-10 codes to provide to insurance carriers.  It is up to the patient to verify benefits.
Can I Use an FSA or a HSA Card for Payment?
Yes, you can.  At Divine Point Acupuncture, we accept all FSA and HSA cards for payment.
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Conditions Treated With Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine

Our focus at Divine Point Acupuncture is relief for chronic afflictions.  If you or a loved one is experiencing debilitating pain or if anything has you checked-out of life, we would love to have you visit us.

Chronic Disorders

In Greek, the word chronic comes from a root word that means over a long time.  And so it is with chronic disorders, they are either continuously present or they occur over and over again.  Our specialty is treating chronic conditions and maximizing your relief.  Physical, emotional, and mental afflictions are real and can be debilitating.  If you experience such things, in particular autoimmune issues, we can probably help.

Mental Health

With the old-thinking stigma around mental health all but eradicated, we can now openly discuss those things that afflict human beings without any shame.  Acupuncture has been treating these maladies for centuries, and continues to be a powerful force in helping to combat things like Depression, General Anxiety, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Insomnia, Irritability, Stresses, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, Disruptive Behaviors, Social Anxiety, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and much more.

Women’s Health

Long overdue for focused attention in the U.S. healthcare community, alternative medicine practitioners have been treating women-specific conditions for millennia.  Acupuncture provides Fertility Support for procedures such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and directly addresses Menstrual Cramping, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Labor Pain, PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and Postmenopausal Symptoms such as Hot Flashes and Insomnia.

Digestive Health

Processed foods in the U.S., combined with a total lack of solid dietary information and the convenience of fast foods during a busy day have conspired to create a national health crisis in this country.  Alternative Medicine like acupuncture addresses many gastro-intestinal (GI) maladies such as Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Constipation, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Gas, Stool Anomalies, and Abdominal Pain.  If you have other digestive concerns, please reach out to us.

Respiratory Health

Pollutants, irritants, second-hand smoke, chemical exposures, airborne molds, viruses, and all manner of invisible particulates conspire to make catching a breath difficult at times.  Acupuncture can address the resulting afflictions such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Allergies, Sinus Congestion, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Symptoms, Black Lung, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Coughing, and Pulmonary Inflammation (Pneumonitis).  Many more lung-related afflictions can be addressed, so please ask.

Generalized Pain

We all get aches and pains, especially as we age.  Still, there are those among us for whom pain has taken up full residency.  In many cases, conventional Western medicine has all but thrown up its hands after finding no reasonable cause for the source.  Acupuncture has shown to be a formidable adversary to pain, and in many cases has successfully treated seemingly untreatable pain in areas such as Headaches, Low Back, Shoulders, Sports Injuries, Neuropathy, Knees, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel, Feet, Fibromyalgia, Muscle Tears, and so much more.

Miscellaneous Health

Because acupuncture has been around for nearly 3,000 years, there are not many illnesses that cannot be directly or indirectly addressed by the practice.  Ancient masters and modern practitioners have studied and refined techniques to address most human maladies, a study that continues to evolve.  Some common things that can be addressed are Athletic Performance Enhancement, Cancer Treatment Support,Male Fertility Support, Smoking Cessation, Mental Focus, Dental Pain, Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Low Energy, Stress Relief, Hypertension, Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea, Osteoarthritis, and so much more.

If you don’t see your specific issue listed here, please Contact Us and inquire.

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