Frequently Asked Questions

Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very thin and smooth, so when they are inserted you feel only a slight sensation or nothing at all. Once the needles are in place, you may feel a sensation of heaviness, warmth or tingling at and around the site of the needle.

Is Acupuncture Safe?
When performed by a qualified, Licensed Acupuncturist, Acupuncture and related techniques have proven to be extremely safe. Needles are pre-sterilized and disposable to eliminate the risk of disease transmission, and Licensed Acupuncturists in NH are certified in Clean Needle Technique protocols to ensure that needles are kept sterile.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you will need depends on your overall health, your body’s response to Acupuncture treatment, and the nature and duration of your illness or injury. Usually within 4 to 6 treatments your Acupuncturist will be able to tell you how much further treatment you will need.

Is Acupuncture Covered by Insurance?
Contact your insurer directly to find out if your plan covers Acupuncture. You may also seek reimbursement from your Flexible Spending or Medical Savings Account through your employer. Medicare and Medicaid do not cover Acupuncture at this time.