Acupuncture in Greenville, SC

Acupuncture is a vital component of a complete medical science called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is the oldest healthcare system, dating back more than 2500 years. It is both a Science and a Philosophy of health, wellbeing and wholeness.Just as your body has a circulatory system and skeletal system, you also have an energy system. Each cell and organ produces a specific energy. These combined energies are circulated throughout the body via meridians. When there is smooth flow and even distribution of energy, there is health. When the energy flow is disrupted, there is pain, dysfunction or disease.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles at specific points along these meridians to restore the smooth and even flow of energy, thus improving health and reducing pain and dysfunction. In this way, Acupuncture helps your body to heal itself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is usually painless. Acupuncture needles are very thin and fine, about the size of a hair. Acupuncture needles are designed to glide into the skin with little discomfort (unlike syringes used in doctors’ offices which puncture the skin to inject or withdraw fluids). Because Acupuncture needles are so thin, they cause little if any discomfort. Upon insertion, you may feel a heaviness, pressure or tingling. Most people find Acupuncture treatments to be relaxing.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncture needles are sterilized and are used only one time. Acupuncture needles are never re-used. The U.S. Government’s National Institute of Health (NIH) has found Acupuncture to be safe & effective, saying that Acupuncture may be a safer alternative to Western Medicine because the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other procedures.

What conditions does Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can safely & effectively treat many conditions including:
Pain, head to toe, including headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, sciatica, joint pain, arthritis
Respiratory conditions including allergies, asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis, colds, flu
Gynecologic conditions including infertility, menstrual issues, menopause symptoms, PMS
Emotional conditions including stress, depression, anxiety, sadness, worry, irritability
Digestive conditions including poor digestion, nausea, vomiting, IBS, constipation, diarrhea
Insomnia, poor sleep
Fatigue
Acupuncture can also be used to maintain good health including boosting the immune system

How much does Acupuncture cost? Does insurance reimburse for it?

Individual Prices: Initial Vist Follow-Up Visit
Individual Style Session $125.00 | $75.00
Some insurance policies do reimburse for Acupuncture treatments and others do not. We encourage you to check with your insurance plan. We do not accept payment from the insurance company but we will be happy to provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your plan for reimbursement.

What should I do before an Acupuncture treatment?

Eat a meal or snack within an hour or 2 before your appointment. Dress in loose fitting clothes that allow easy access to your forearms and lower legs. If possible, print and complete the Patient Form before your first visit. The form includes a thorough inventory of your symptoms. Completing it before hand may be easier for you and may allow you to provide better information.

How many treatments will I need?

This varies with the individual and the condition. Generally, acute or short term conditions require fewer treatments than chronic or long term conditions. We will recommend a course of treatments that will provide the quickest response.

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