Frequently Asked Questions....
How long will I stay?
On average, most people retain needles 45 minutes to an hour. It does vary with the individual, sometimes less time, sometimes more. If you need to be out the door at a certain time, just let your practitioner know.
how many needles do you use?
Most treatments use 12-15 needles. If a patients is uneasy about the acupuncture needles, we can use just a few and still get results
can i read during treatment?
can i listen to my headphones?
You won't be able to read during treatment because you'll probably have needles in your arms or hands.
Listening to headphones is just fine, as long as it is quiet and doesn't disturb anyone around you.
what's the best way to make an appointment?
do you accept walk ins?
the best way to make an appointment is by using the online scheduler. There's a link at the top right corner of the page that says "Book Now". You can also call.
yes, we do accept walk ins.
is there parking?
there is metered street parking on both 47th and University Ave NE
Do you take insurance?
No, we don't take insurance, but we can give you a receipt that you can submit.
can i move while I have needles in?
One should not move after the acupuncture needles are inserted. A small shift, or slowly scratching your nose is alright, but any bigger movement could be painful or could cause the needles to fall out.
How does the sliding scale work?
you need to pay a minimum of $25. If you have more to spare to help support the clinic - great!
can i pay with a credit card?
Yes! We accept credit/ debit cards and cash
do you reuse needles?
No, all acupuncture needles are for one time use and are disposed of in sharps containers.
is there anything special I should do after acupuncture
Drinking water is recommended. It's also a good idea to wait at least an hour before doing any strenuous work-out.
Do you treat children?
Yes! As long as they are on board for getting a treatment. Parent or guardian also needs to be present at the appointment.
Can i combine acupuncture with massage/physical therapy/chiropractic/etc?
Yes! Acupuncture doesn’t interfere with the work of any other modality and the needles themselves will still be effective during your treatment.
can I come in when I’m sick?
if you have a cold or are coughing, it’s a good idea to come in for treatment. if you’re vomiting or have a really high fever, we recommend staying home and getting rest.