Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture
Is acupuncture safe?
Will it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are much finer than those used for injections and so rarely hurt. They are also used only at a superficial depth. Some people say they don’t feel it at all, and often fall asleep during treatment.
Are there side effects?
Where will I get the acupuncture needles?
Does acupuncture just treat sore backs?
How many treatments will I need?
Each patient is different depending upon their case. Often noticeable improvement is made within 3–4 weeks of the first treatment. Dr. Lambert will help you decide whether adequate progress has been made with your condition or if further sessions would be beneficial, and if follow-ups after several weeks would help maintain the improved condition.
How should I prepare for a session?
Does acupuncture interfere with medication?
How will I feel after a treatment?
Everyone responds differently. Some are very relaxed or drowsy, while others are energized. Returning to normal activity afterwards should not be a problem. Any feelings out of the ordinary should be brought up to Dr. Lambert.
Is acupuncture covered by health insurance?
Some companies do cover it. You are advised to contact your particular insurance carrier, or Dr. Lambert’s assistant would be happy to verify coverage for you.