FM Acupuncture is a locally owned, holistic healing clinic, dedicated to providing health care practices that treat each patient as an individual. We do not define our patients by their diseases, nor do we have a predetermined method of treating each patient. Rather, we look at the entire body and all the body systems of a patient, and make a diagnosis that treats the person's main complaint, while also treating the underlying cause. We help each patient feel happier and healthier so they can live their day to day lives to the fullest.
While we know most people live with daily aches and pains, we believe that these are not a necessity of life. Years of research has shown that acupuncture can help alleviate aches and pains, and give people a better way of life. At FM Acupuncture, we provide healthcare answers for our patients. We pride ourselves in our ability to reduce symptoms of pain, while bringing patients a positive outlook to their healthcare experience.
FM Acupuncture FAQ
Why choose Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced form of medicine in the world, with a history spanning 2,500 years and recorded in over 30,000 books. In essence, it is the largest, longest running clinical trial in world history. When used by a trained professional, Acupuncture can offer safe and lasting benefits to the body for a wide range of conditions, such as headaches, insomnia, back pain and digestive problem’s to name just a few. According to the National Institute of health, between 2002 and 2007, Acupuncture use among adults increased by approximately 1 million people, reaching an estimated 3.1 millions adults.
What can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is a safe and useful treatment for a wide range of conditions. In a clinical setting, there are far more conditions that can be effectively treated by Acupuncture that may not be listed below. The Mayo clinic states that Acupuncture can be very helpful for the following conditions:
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Low back pain
The National Institute of Health indicates that Acupuncture can be beneficial for:
How does Acupuncture work?
Scientific research has discovered that Acupuncture points show a variety of unique bioelectric properties. Stimulation of specific Acupuncture points can cause significant physiological reactions in the body. Some of these include increased brain activity (such as the release of painkilling endorphins), enhanced function of the immune system, sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems and endocrine system. Most of all, Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself, regain homeostasis, and maintain its relationship with nature.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is a very safe medical practice. Trained professionals use hair-thin, sterile needles which are then inserted at various Acupuncture points in the body. Recent studies have showed that serious side effects occur in less than 1.1 patients out of 10,000. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners, requiring that needles be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards. For example, the FDA requires that needles be sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only.
Does insurance cover acupuncture?
Since every insurance plan is different, the best way to find out of your insurance covers acupuncture is to call your insurance company and ask them about your specific plan. If you insurance does not cover acupuncture, HSA and Flex dollars can be used to pay for your acupuncture treatment.
Is Acupuncture painful?
Sensations from Acupuncture needles are very minimal, and can include mild tingling, soreness or aching. Other patient’s may feel nothing at all. Since Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal and attain balance, patients often feel very calm and relaxed during treatment.
What are the potential side effects?
The most common side effects from Acupuncture are light-headedness after treatment, or mild bruising from the needles. Occasionally patients can get raised bumps on the skin for short periods of time. Ultimately, most potential side effects from Acupuncture are very minimal in severity and duration.
What type of training or licensing do Acupuncturists obtain in order to practice?
In the United States, the standard for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a Master’s level degree in Acupuncture and Chinese or Oriental Medicine. Curriculum includes roughly 3,000 hours of study, clinical rotations, and possible experience in an herbal dispensary or pharmacy. Additionally, in order to become licensed each practitioner must pass several board exams, which differ based on each state. In order to maintain an Acupuncture license, most states also require a specific number of continuing education hours.