What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one small part of an entire system of medicine. It involves the insertion of small needles through the skin, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.
You don’t need to be sick to seek acupuncture treatment. As one small part of an entire system of medicine, acupuncture is an excellent path to wellness for all people. Acupuncture can be used for emotional wellbeing, digestive health, balance, seasonal changes and acclimation, reproductive health, and as part of a healthy, positive lifestyle.
The World Health Organization lists more than 40 conditions for which acupuncture is appropriate therapy.
- Digestive: Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, hyperacidity, indigestion
- Emotional: Anxiety, depression, insomnia, nervousness, neurosis
- Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat: Cataracts, gingivitis, poor vision, tinnitus, toothache
- Gynecological: Infertility, menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome
- Miscellaneous: Addiction control, athletic performance, blood pressure regulation, chronic fatigue, immune system tonification, stress reduction
- Neurological: Headaches, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, postoperative pain, stroke
- Pain / Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, back pain, muscle cramping, muscle pain/weakness, neck pain, sciatica
- Respiratory: Asthma, bronchitis, common cold, sinusitis, smoking cessation, tonsillitis
Initial appointments should be scheduled for 1.5 hours. The first hour is spent in consultation, going over the reason for your appointment and your entire health history, and giving you an opportunity to ask questions. An additional 30 minutes spent in acupuncture treatment. Your acupuncturist will advise you about herbs, vitamin supplements, and frequency of follow-up appointments.
New patients will be asked to fill out initial visitor forms (Confidential Health Intake), which take about 30 minutes to complete. These should be completed prior to your appointment time, and will be sent to you via mail prior to your appointment day. You can also download them and fill the out at home; please print single-sided.
To schedule an appointment, please call clinic at 402-827-1355, or send us an email.
Appointment cancellations can be made at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ advance notice will incur cancellation fees.
If your schedule is flexible, consider being included on the Get Me In Sooner (GMIS) List.
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Please note: We do not submit patient service fees to insurance companies.