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Frequently Asked Questions

Does It Hurt?

Sensations caused by the needles vary. Some people feel a little pain as needles are inserted, but most patients feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a bit larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair.

The depth of needle insertion varies depending on the area of the body to be treated. For example, a fleshier area of the body may require a different needling technique. Typically, needles are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”.

How Safe Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. There is little danger of infection from the needles, which are sterile, used once and then discarded.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments varies from person to person. For some, relief will be immediate; others may take months or years to achieve results. Chronic conditions often take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month of treatments to see significant change.

Is Acupuncture Covered by My Insurance?

CT Acupuncture accepts many insurances such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United, Workmans Compensation, auto insurance, and other insurances.

What Conditions Can Be Treated by Acupuncture?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as an effective method of treatment for the following conditions: