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FAQs

If you're new to acupuncture, or just want to know more about our services, check out some frequently asked questions that might be able to satisfy your hungry mind.

Is acupuncture safe?

 

Acupuncture is a safe practice when performed correctly. Experienced practitioners follow OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines for needle handling and always use sterilized disposable needles.

What is acupuncture?

"You are making the best choice of your life."

 

- Ron Lynch, PT

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture has many theories, as to how it exactly works.

 

Some theories say that needling on the surface of the skin initiates an immune response, bringing blood and white blood cell migration into the area. This practice allows the soft tissue to heal and peripheral nerve to regenerate.

 

Other theories say that acupuncture works with an electromagnetic field in our bodies. According to recent research, it has been found that electromagnetic fields in our bodies correlate with the "channels" used by acupuncturists.

 

Through this recent research, studies have found that stimulating points with acupuncture along these "channels" lets the electromagnetic signals be transmitted at a greater rate than when under normal conditions.

Does acupuncture hurt?

 

Acupuncture is not known to be a painful practice. Acupuncture needles are solid and hair-thin, leaving you with little sensation. They are not designed to cut the skin. You may experience a "pinch" and a feeling of warmth or tingling, but some people do not even feel the needles going in. Everyone's pain threshold varies, so we use different needle sizes and methods to accommodate your personal level of comfort.

How deep do the needles go?

 

The depth of the needle insertion may vary depending on the nature of the problem and location of the point selected in the body. Needles are usually inserted from 1/4 to 1 inch in depth.

How should I prepare myself before receiving acupuncture?

 

Preparing for acupuncture is easy! Be sure to maintain proper personal hygiene, wear loose clothing and avoid treatment when you're feeling excessively fatigued, hungry or emotionally upset.

How many treatments will I need?

 

The amount of treatments you will need depends on the nature and severity of your pain. One treatment may take care of the problem, or you may need to return for multiple sessions. If you're having a serious chronic issue, a series of three to ten treatments may resolve the problem.

Repeated visits - are the treatment permanent?

 

Most treatable conditions bring permanent result, but everyone's body is different. Some conditions may require maintenance treatment over a period of time.

Are there any requirements upon my visit?

 

With the new Direct Access Law of NJ, Physical Therapists are now able to provide services without a prescription from an M.D. This goes for everyone, unless they are Medicare patients or were involved in an automobile accident.

What are your business hours?

We are open 6 days a week.

 

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri:

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

 

Thursday:

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Saturday:

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

How can I schedule an appointment?

 

You can schedule an appointment by calling us or stopping in to the office.

 

Phone: 201-346-0806

 

Walk in: 360 Whiteman Street

Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Do you accept insurance?

 

Medicare, Horizon BC/BS, United Health, Cigna, Empire, No Fault and WorkComp are all accepted forms of insurance.

 

We also accept cash, personal checks and credit cards and will provide a receipt for your visit.

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Call to schedule a visit with us today

201-346-0806

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