Looking for a more holistic approach to your health?
Originating over 3,000 years ago in ancient China, acupuncture and herbal medicine served as the primary form of health care for many years, used to treat a whole host of illnesses and ailments. Although acupuncture is not yet fully understood by Western science, current research continues to show its’ effectiveness in treating a wide variety of conditions.
An acupuncturist gently inserts very, very thin needles into the skin at various points and in combinations that stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue and increases blood flow. This triggers the body’s natural painkillers as well as a whole cascade of other hormones and neurotransmitters.
Affinity Acupuncture specializes in effective pain management, fertility treatment, and holistic health.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture uses tiny needles to stimulate the body’s healing ability. No one knows how to heal your body better than your body. Acupuncture brings the body back to a state of homeostasis, encouraging the body to function optimally in order to heal and repair. Acupuncture addresses the underlying root of the issue to not only address symptoms but also improve overall wellbeing.
Will it hurt?
No! The needles used are comparable in width to a single strand of hair, making the experience very comfortable. Many come in very nervous for their first treatment but find the whole experience to be essentially painless and even relaxing.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes! Acupuncturists are highly trained and specialized in needling therapy. An acupuncturist must obtain at least a Master’s degree in acupuncture and pass national board exams before becoming licensed. The needles used are high quality, sterile, and single-use, making the entire experience very safe.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture treats a wide variety of conditions. It is especially effective for pain of any kind. However, acupuncture can address more than just pain including anxiety, depression, PMS, allergies, digestive issues, nausea, vertigo, and so much more! See here for more info.
With acupuncture treatment, we focus on your main complaint but also address the entire system. Often, patients see improvements in their main complaint as well as in areas such as digestion, stress, or sleep.
What can I expect at my first acupuncture treatment?
See my blog post here for a run through of a typical acupuncture treatment!
What services do you offer?
At Affinity Acupuncture, we offer a variety of modalities to address a wide array of issues. Depending on your condition, we may do just acupuncture, or acupuncture combined with cupping, moxa, herbs, tuina (massage), gua sha (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), or nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. Visit the services page for more info.
New Patient (75 minutes) for $130
Return Patient (60 minutes) for $90
How many treatments will I need?
Each individual will require a different treatment plan. Often times, an initial treatment plan of weekly acupuncture for 4-6 weeks will be recommended. This is a great starting point to see how your body will respond to acupuncture. Every individual responds differently; some will feel an improvement immediately and others may take a few treatments before feeling the full effect of acupuncture treatment. Almost always successful acupuncture will require a series of treatments rather than a single treatment.
As your condition improves, less frequent acupuncture visits will be required until just the occasional “tune up” treatment is all that is needed to maintain your improved condition.
Do you accept insurance?
Affinity Acupuncture accepts many insurances, and more and more insurances are covering acupuncture treatment. Usually, a referral or prescription for acupuncture is NOT necessary for insurance coverage. At this time, Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans do NOT cover acupuncture. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, please call the office at (406) 272-0474 to have your benefits verified.