Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

How does acupuncture work?

We know from current research that acupuncture stimulates neurochemicals and hormones (i.e. dopamine, opiates, estrogen). These hormones and neurotransmitters work to mediate pain, relax the body and relieve stress. New studies are continuing to uncover new ways that acupuncture actively works to help your body heal itself.

Where do you put those needles and are they safe?

Acupuncture point selection is based upon your unique condition, symptoms, and TCM diagnosis. We look at you, your tongue, your pulse (both wrists), and past medical history to accurately diagnose your TCM condition and provide good results. Many patients are surprised when we place needles in locations away from the pain location, but it may be helpful to think about your body as a collective entity. Any condition can be treated from multiple locations and still have a profound effect on your condition.

Acupuncture needles are sterile, individually packaged and disposable. Ada Acupuncture Clinic, TCM And Pain LLC never reuses an open needle, not even on the same person. We utilize normal acupuncture needles with a small guide tube. The patient normally does not feel the insertion of the needle and when they are removed they immediately go into a sealed medical waste container.

How should I prepare for my first treatment?

1. There will be intake forms that you must complete prior to beginning your initial appointment. You can fill them out in the clinic, or to save a little time you can download the new patient intake forms by clicking here and printing them. When you arrive at the clinic you will be asked to review and sign additional forms that give consent for treatment, HIPPA information, etc. Please bring a list of any medical conditions you have, current medicine and supplements you are taking, any surgeries, and other pertinent information I need to know about.

2. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Many treatments can be performed while you are in your street clothes if they are loose enough to push your pant legs and/or sleeves up for us to access the points.

3. Be sure you have eaten something the day of your appointment prior to arriving for your treatment. No need for a large meal, some patients have experienced nausea immediately following a treatment when they have not eaten all day.

4. Please brush your teeth, but don't brush your tongue or each purple/blue/red/orange candy before the treatment. We need to see the natural color of your tongue and any coating on it.

5. Plan that you first visit will be approximately 90 minutes for your initial consultation and treatment. Please bring a list of any medical conditions you have, current medicine you are taking, any surgeries, and other pertinent information I need to know about.

6. Be prepared to relax and enjoy a period of quiet while the needles remain inserted and are doing their work.

7. Please be aware that if you have children, you need to make arrangements for someone to watch them during your treatment session. Acupuncture requires your ability to communicate with me about your physical condition and for you to relax with no distractions while receiving your treatment.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Most patients report feeling extremely relaxed during and after the treatment. It is not unusual for patients to nap during the treatment and many patients report sleeping more soundly following treatment. Symptoms of your presenting problem may diminish or disappear.

How often do I need to come?

This depends on the individual patient, your condition, and how long your symptoms have been present. Generally speaking, acute conditions resolve faster (normally 2-5 treatments) and more chronic conditions take longer. A good rule of thumb for chronic conditions is one month of treatment for every year you've had the injury or illness. This is simply a guideline to help you set your expectations, your results may progress faster.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Ada Acupuncture Clinic,     TCM and Pain LLC in Ada, OK

Clinic Hours
Monday       | 9 - 6
Tuesday       | 9 - 6
Thursday     | 9 - 6
Friday           | 9 - 6
By appointment only.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Ada Acupuncture Clinic,     TCM and Pain LLC in Ada, OK

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There is a fee for missed appointments or appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. This applies to all patients for all services.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Ada Acupuncture Clinic,     TCM and Pain LLC in Ada, OK
522 E 12th
Ada, OK 74820

(580) 447-1530