Frequently Asked Questions
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force, known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
Why should you choose Highland Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the famous treatment from an entire system that includes diet and lifestyle advice, massage, exercise and herbs. We have more than 20 years of experience in pulse diagnosis and herbal medicine as well as practicing acupuncture as a speciality.
How do I prepare for my first appointment?
1. You should eat food within 6 hours of receiving your treatment. If you have not, a light snack is recommended. It is important that you do not eat a heavy meal or drink alcohol right before your treatment.
2. It is not necessary to disrobe. Wear comfortable clothing that can be pulled up over the knee or over the shoulder, i.e. t-shirt and loose pants.
3. For an accurate diagnosis, it is important to examine your tongue. If possible, do not brush your tongue the day or your exam and treatment. Additionally, try to avoid coffee, tea, or hard candies within 2 hours of treatment, as these will falsely discolor the tongue.
4. Only pre-sterilized, disposable acupuncture needles are used. Needles are never reused.
Do you have new patient specials?
Yes we do. Click here to view our current special.
What type of massage services do you offer?
Click here to view our massage service menu.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture channels consist of actual nerve and blood vessel pathways. The acupuncturist stimulates the central nervous system which then promotes blood flow into a particular tissue or organ. The benefit of blood’s oxygen carrying ability means those tissues then function normally so they regain their health. For example, by treating nerves into the lung asthma is relieved. By treating nerves to the knee circulation increases so as pain is stopped, regeneration and repair returns.
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
Most health plans in Indiana do not cover acupuncture. To resolve that issue, we offer cash plans that work for your budget. That makes the treatment affordable to individuals who do not have insurance or coverage that does not cover acupuncture.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes we do.
Do you use disposable needles?
Yes, We only use pre-sterilized, disposable acupuncture needles at our facility. Needles are never reused.
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