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FAQs

Does acupuncture hurt?  What you'll experience with Dr. Anne is that her acupuncture is extremely relaxing and enjoyable. Acupuncture done the right way will leave you feeling relaxed and balanced while your symptoms get better with every treatment.

Do you recommend that I see you instead of my Western MD?  We never recommend that our patients stop seeing any of their Western MDs . We work very well with your Western MD and we believe that both approaches are needed for your best health and healing. 

"Needles sound scary."   That's a completely normal thought. However, the needles Dr. Anne uses are tiny, the size of a hair.  When people hear the word needle, they get nervous because their experience with needles is getting shots/injections or sewing pants - and those DO hurt. 

 

Our needles are 1/20th the size of those ones. Our patients look very forward to their appointments.

How long before I see results?  Some of our patients see results after the first treatment, with others it can take 3-5 treatments before things start to improve.  Dr. Anne says if you don't see any improvement after 5 treatments, she might not be able to help you.  Results and the highest integrity are very important to her and your quickest, best path to healing is her priority.

What should I wear for my appointment?  We recommend that you wear clothing that can be pushed above your knees and elbows.  You will be fully clothed for your visits.

Is there anything I should do or not do before my Acupuncture treatment?   It's best to eat before your Acupuncture treatment.  Also be sure not to drink caffeine within 2 hours of your treatment time.  Studies have shown that caffeine can impair the acupuncture from working as well. 

Why is your acupuncture different than a Chiropractor or Naturopathic Doctor, MD or even my Physical Therapist?   Dr. Anne spent six years getting a Doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture; she learned unique and effective methods and Acupuncture techniques that those practitioners don't learn. Read this blog post for more detail

Other Practitioners only get around 100 hours of acupuncture training, not six years.

 

She learned unique and special ways to eliminate symptoms, help you feel great and solve your health issues on the deepest level.  Dr. Anne looks at and treats the root or actual cause of your symptoms.  She knows how to heal your body on the deepest level with Acupuncture and Herbal Prescriptions.  

How are you different from Modern Acupuncture or Community Acupuncture?   At both Modern Acupuncture and community acupuncture all patients are in the same room in chairs next to each other.  We feel that this isn't as beneficial for your healing process.  We have our patients in individual private rooms so they can relax more deeply.  Our bodies can only heal when our nervous system is completely calm.  The body needs to be in the calm or "Parasympathetic nervous system mode" in order to heal itself.  Acupuncture, when done correctly, will put the body into that Parasympathetic - the rest, digest and heal - nervous system mode.  Just another reason our Acupuncture is so relaxing!  

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