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Acupuncture & FAQ: Text

Acupuncture is a 3,500 year old form of medicine that has been used by many people. During a treatment very thin, solid, hair like, needles are inserted at specific points on the body. The stimulation of these acupuncture points affects the body's central and peripheral nervous system. It triggers the release of the body's internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have pain-relieving properties. Acupuncture does 2 main things:

  1. Increases Blood circulation to anywhere in the body

  2. Re-trains Your Brain to heal itself


At Achieve Health we have developed an advanced acupuncture technique called the Fast Relief Acupuncture FRA technique which allows us to produce quick results for our patients, with the majority of the time instantaneous pain and symptom relief.

Acupuncture is performed with the patient in the arms, legs, scalp, or ears or other areas. Consequently, our patients, the majority of the time, never have to take off their clothes, and the treatments are efficient, comfortable, relaxing and extremely effective.

Do the Acupuncture needles Hurt & Is it safe?

Acupuncture needles are hair thin. In fact, they are thinner than a Cat's Whiskers. You will usually feel a little sting when the needles are inserted.

After the insertion of the acupuncture needles needles you will feel a very unique sensation. Each person may experience different sensations, but the most common sensations: heaviness, tingling, numbness, aching, soreness, warmth or nothing at all. Should you experience any discomfort, inform the Acupuncturist and they will adjust the needles accordingly. When performed by a trained licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe. Only sterile and disposable needles are used here at our clinic. With Acupuncture you get SIDE BENEFITS not side effects!

How many treatments will it take and how frequent are the treatments?


The number of treatments that is required varies based on the type of disorder, length of disorder and each person's rate of response to acupuncture. In general, acute disorders may require 3-6 treatments to observe effects. For chronic disorders, 10-12 treatments may be required to observe effects. The basic principle is, if it didn't occur overnight, it will not go away overnight.

90% of our patients receive significant or complete resolution of their pain, women's health issues, or digestive health issues. So the sooner you call us the sooner we can help you live a PAIN-FREE and High Quality Life.

I've had Acupuncture before, and I know it works for me, why do I still need to come in for an Initial Exam?

We are a unique acupuncture & wellness clinic in that we differ from the majority of other acupuncture clinics in the way we provide our acupuncture treatments. Our Acupuncture Technique, produces faster results with the majority of our patients receiving pain & symptom relief within seconds after the insertion of acupuncture needles. However, our treatments may not be suitable for everybody. The purpose of the Initial Exam is to establish your health goals and determine if our clinic can realistically help you achieve those goals. If we find that we can help you, then together we will decide which one of our programs is the best approach for you. If we find that we can not help you, then we will refer you to someone who may be able to help you.

Does Insurance cover acupuncture?

Many insurance companies are now paying for acupuncture treatments. Because each insurance company has different restrictions, it is best to consult with your insurance provider to determine if your treatments will be covered.

How do I prepare for my Acupuncture Treatments?

Please wear loose clothing where you can roll up your sleeves to your elbows and trousers up to your knees and make sure you have eaten a light meal or snack prior to arriving for your treatments. DO NOT wear perfume or cologne, or strong smelling lotions, as some of our patients have severe allergies and strong smells can trigger an allergy attack and impede their treatments.

Acupuncture & FAQ: Text
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