Acupuncture FAQ


Very thin sterile, single-use needles are inserted through the skin in order to alleviate pain and stress, promote healing, and maintain optimal health. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine

TCM has been used for thousands of years and includes therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, food therapy, and herbal medicine.


Consultation/ exam with acupuncture treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes with needles retained typically 15-25 minutes.


Everyone responds differently. While some feel immediate effects, others may need several sessions. Consistency is key. Regular acupuncture sessions are recommended.

Does it hurt?

No. Many people do not feel the needle insertion at all. After insertion a referred sensation or dull ache may be felt. Overall, the experience is very relaxing.


Cash, credit cards, and FSA/ HSA cards are accepted. Superbills may be provided for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses. Currently only Kaiser referrals are accepted for insurance billing.