Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Acupuncture safe?
Yes. Acupuncture has been practiced in China and Asia for more than two thousand years. And it is used by millions of Americans every year.
Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of biomedicine, Chinese Medicine and training in Clean Needle Technique. Huiling has accomplished intensive training both in Chinese Medicine and biomedicine in China. She has passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in US and licensed by the state of Georgia.
As required by law, our clinic use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.
Is Acupuncture covered by my insurance?
The good news is more and more insurance companies are covering acupuncture services. However the coverage of acupuncture varies from different insurance companies or different policies in a same company. We are in-network provider of United Healthcare and Aetna so we will submit claims for you. And we can help to check your coverage if you are with other health insurance.
What do I expect for the first visit?
The first visit usually takes one and half hour, including an intensive consultation and a treatment session. In a private setting, the practitioner will review and discuss your health history and the current conditions you seek treatment. The practitioner will check your pulse and tongue then design the treatment plan. After the consultation finishes, you will undress and change to a gown/shorts, covered with sheets if necessary. Most people feel relaxed during the treatment and some fall asleep.
How many treatment sessions do I need?
Based on your individual condition, the practitioner will discuss with you the optimal treatment plan. The frequency of treatment sessions is determined by your responding to the acupuncture, your condition and your practitioner’s experience. Usually acute and moderate conditions will need less sessions. Severe and chronic conditions will need more visits. Acupuncture treatment can be scheduled as often as twice a day or as few as once several months. Some patients get immediate improvement after only one or two treatment. While it may take several weeks even months for others.