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TJ Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

It is not unusual to have many questions about acupuncture.

In fact, it is good to have questions. Your body is important and it is vital to know what effects treatment can have on your body

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods

such as penetration by thin needles or the application of heat, pressure, or laser light.

How does acupuncture work?

Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (Energy) and Xue (Blood)

through distinct meridians that cover the whole body. No pain if the Qi flow freely. if there is pain,

the Qi is blocked. Acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious Qi flow in the body.

Are there different styles of acupuncture?

Yes, there are. Acupuncture originated in China but has spread to all over the world. In different countries, different styles have developed

based on differing opinions. Patients should talk to their practitioners about their particular style and learn as much as possible prior to treatment.

What are the other aspects of Chinese Medicine?

Acupuncture is just one branch of traditional Chinese medicine. Some of the others include:

Herbal Medicine, Chinese Diet Therapy, Tui-Na massage, and Qi Gong.

Is it safe?

Yes, under the care of a licensed professional, acupuncture is very safe

How deep do the needles go?

Usually needles are inserted between 0.5 to 1.5 inches into the body. This depends on the nature of the problem,

the location of the points, the patient's size, age, and constitution. It also widely varies depending on the style employed by the acupuncturist.

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, just like human hair. While you may feel some heaviness, distension, tingling, or electric sensations

either around the needle or travelling up or down the affected meridian, this is perfectly normal. In fact, it is called DE QI, and is essential for good results.

How many treatments and how often will I need them?

This depends largely on what is being treated. Usually acute conditions respond much faster while

chronic ailments may require several weeks or longer for treatment.

How long do treatments take?

Depending on the patient's condition and treatment plan, needles usually remain in the patient for 20-30 minutes.

The initial appointment is typically 1 hour and 30 minutes long, to create a treatment plan suitable for you.

Is there anything I need to do before receiving an acupuncture treatment?

Yes, the following suggestions will help you get the maximum benefits from your treatment:

  1. Maintain good personal hygiene to reduce possibility of bacterial infection
  2. Wear loose clothing and avoid wearing tight stockings.
  3. Avoid treatment when excessively fatigued, hungry, full, upset, or shortly after sex.

Can acupuncture help even if I'm healthy?

Yes, absolutely. Acupuncture can be used as a preventive medicine. It can stimulate immune fuction, which helps increase

resistance to bacterial and viral infections. Acupuncture can also dramatically increase your overall vitality and energy.

It treats underlying causes, which results in a deeper kind of healing. It brings out profound changes in people's lives on

the emotional level as well.

Conditions Treated

Acupuncture treats a wide range of ailments and illnesses. To see a list, please click to expand:

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Pain Management

Back Pain


Carpal Tunnel




Hip/Joint/Neck/Leg/Shoulder Pain




Sports Injury



Auto-related injury

Common Medical Conditions

Acid Reflex



Common Cold




Gallbladder Disorders

Hay Fever

Immune enhancement



Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Kidney related problems

Prostate Problems

Skin Problems

Longer Lasting Ailments




Cancer Support




Erectile Dysfunction

Hepatitis A/B/C


Thyroid Conditions

Women's Conditions


Breast Health



Low Libido

Menopausal Syndrome

Menstrual Problems


Post-Partum Bleeding

Urinary Tract Infection


In-network insurance coverage: we can verify the acupuncture coverage for you and bill your insurance company directly. We are currently in network for LIFEWISE and Cigma.

Out-of-network insurance: you will be expected to pay at time of service, however we will give you a claim form to fill out and send to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Auto injury claims: treatment will be billed to the MedPay portion of your auto insurance policy. If your insurance carrier denies your claim due to exhausted benefits or any other reason, you will be held financially responsible for all charges incurred for services rendered on your behalf.

Not covered by insurance: payment at the time of services is required.


For acupuncture treatments, the initial appointment is $100. Follow up apointments are $80 each.

For herbal treatments, the initial apointment is $60, and follow up appointments $40. Herb fees range from $5-10 per day.

Payment Method

At TJ Acupuncture we want to let you pay in whatever way is most convenient for you.

We accept cash, credit and debit card, check, and bitcoin currently.

Please contact us if you would like a quote on your treatment.

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