You’ve heard people talk about acupuncture. Perhaps you know someone who has undergone treatments and found that they helped quite a bit. You wonder if this type of traditional Chinese medicine could help you too. Here are three facts that any Seattle acupuncturist will verify if you are thinking about trying this type of medical treatment.
Acupuncture Can Be Used Along With Other Medical Treatments
One of the great things about acupuncture is that it can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments. The sessions won’t trigger any ill effects with medications you currently take. If anything, you may find that the need to take something to manage pain will decrease. Remember that acupuncture is about restoring a healthy flow of energy throughout the body. That’s a good thing whether you’re living with a chronic condition or facing some health issue that can be cured.
The Needles Don’t Hurt
The needles used in acupuncture intimidate some people. Won’t the needles hurt? In fact, most patients report little to no discomfort at all. Part of the reason they don’t hurt is the size of the needles. Typically, they are about the width as two human hairs. A Seattle acupuncturist will be happy to show them to you in advance and explain how the needles are used.
Your Health Insurance May Cover the Cost
Since the beginning of the 21st century, more health insurance providers are including acupuncture in the list of covered medical treatments. Check with your provider and see if that’s true in your case. You can also find out if the Seattle acupuncturist you’re thinking of calling is in the provider’s network.
Are you wondering if acupuncture would help you with a temporary or chronic health issue? Contact the team at the Seattle Naturopathy and Acupuncture Center, PS, Inc today. Call to set up an appointment or visit the website to send us a note. Together, we can explore your treatment options and come up with the solution that’s right for you.