Q) What is acupuncture?
Developed over 2,000 years ago, acupuncture is a medical treatment that involves the gentle insertion of disposable, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points of the body. One of the goals of acupuncture is to balance qi and have it flow freely throughout the body's meridians.
Qi, or vital energy, exists in all living things. We gather this vital energy from the food we eat, the air we breathe, and from our own body. Meridians, like rivers inside the body, carry this vital energy to specific organs and glands. The acupuncture points are specific locations where these meridians come to the skin's surface.
Q) What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Q) What conditions does acupuncture treat?
According to the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been proved – through clinical trials –
to be an effective treatment for the following:
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture's therapeutic effect has been shown but further research is needed include:
For more details or to read the entire list of conditions that benefit from acupuncture, visit the World Health Organization's website (click here).
Q) How does acupuncture work?
There are five popular theories to explain how acupuncture works.
HealthFocus Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine | 5030 Sadler Place, Suite 202, Glen Allen, VA 23060 | (804) 467-1355
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Q) What is a Chinese herbal formula?
A Chinese herbal formula combines individual substances (roots,
plants, minerals, etc) chosen specifically to treat a patient's current condition or symptoms.
Q) What are some conditions that can be treated with Chinese herbs?
CHINESE BODYWORK | TUINA
Q) What is tuina?
Tuina is a form of Chinese bodywork characterized by the smooth gliding or rolling movements of the hands and arms. Techniques such as pushing, grasping, kneading, pressing, scrubbing, and stretching are used to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal and internal organ disorders. Tuina may also be used preventatively to promote overall health and well-being.
Q) What are the benefits of tuina?
Q) What conditions does tuina treat?
Tuina treats a variety of disorders including those of the musculoskeletal system, internal disorders, and gynecological disorders. Here are a few examples:
PAYMENT & POLICIES
Q) What types of payment do you accept?
I accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express – including Health Savings Credit Cards.
Q) Do you accept insurance?
Unfortunately, I do not accept insurance at this time. However, I am happy to provide you with an itemized receipt for your services that you may submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance carrier to determine whether or not acupuncture services are covered.
Q) What is your late arrival / cancellation policy?
Your treatment time has been reserved especially for you. Every effort is made to ensure your appointment begins and ends on time. In order to honor the treatment time reserved for each of my patients, late arrivals may have their treatment time reduced by the amount of time they are late. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, I ask that you kindly give a minimum of 24 hours notice. Messages received after close of business day are considered to have been received the following business day and will not fulfill the 24 hour requirement. Same day cancellations or no-shows are subject to full charge of service against their account.