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Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions

 I created this FAQ to answer my most asked questions.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?
Do You Need Insurance For Acupuncture?

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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture should not hurt! I use thin flexible disposable stainless steel needles that are the width of 2-3 strands of hair thick.  My quick insertion of the needles makes the treatments pleasant and painless. Sometimes, after the needles are inserted there is a local sensation of heat or pressure-like sensation, these feeling subside after a few seconds.  I like to get feedback from my patients so if there is any discomfort the needle can be adjusted to make the experience pleasurable.  Acupuncture calms the nervous system; therefore, it should be a calming and peaceful experience.

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How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?

Frequency depends on if the injury is acute or chronic and how much pain the patient is experiencing.
Acute care falls under having a recent injury or having a “flare up” From a previously resolved injury or chronic condition. Most Acute patients come in for at least 2- 3 treatments per wk. for the first two wks.  I then recess the patient’s conditions, as the patients improve and pain levels decrease I will space out follow up treatments to 1-2 per wk, followed by 1 or every other week as long as the pain levels are low and frequency of pain under control between acupuncture treatment sessions. Keep in mind Chronic injuries often take longer to treat.
Once my patients are pain-free or feel that they have plateaued in their treatment we stop acupuncture session.  The patient can go into a preventative medicine phase or get a tune-up of acupuncture every other week or once a month to keep the body in balance and keep trouble from arising.

 

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My Philosophy

If you are not experiencing relief in 4 treatments. I will look into other options to help you. Acupuncture is amazing. But even the best medicine will not work for everybody.
This only happens in a Very Small group of people. 

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Do You Need Insurance For Acupuncture?

The Quick Answer is NO, You Do Not Need Insurance to Get Acupuncture.
I got into medicine to help people. I have a special price for cash patients. To make my services affordable. 

Alicia Stadtmiller
Alicia Stadtmiller
00:23 03 Mar 20
I had a pinched nerve causing my finger to go numb for a couple of months, so I gave Maya a try. Never been to acupuncturist prior. The pinched nerve is gone and my chronic sciatica and lowback pain I have had for years is at an all time low, especially for the winter months. Thank You Maya!
Olga Rudnitsky
Olga Rudnitsky
23:01 08 Feb 20
Maya is a very gifted acupuncturist and healer. She has helped me tremendously with my anxiety, backpain and insomnia. She is warm and caring and has a great personality. She uses many tools like cupping and moxibustion in addition to needles. I strongly recommend her to anyone in either mental or physical pain!
ZELENO ZELENO
ZELENO ZELENO
18:08 06 Feb 20
Maya is amazing! I’ve been having such bad foot pain for the last 6 months and after just the first treatment I felt relief! She recommended some simple at home treatment that I have been also doing myself to help get rid of the pain. I’ve been getting acupuncture for only 2 weeks and the results have been wonderful. I have recommended Maya to some friends already!
Sydney Aker
Sydney Aker
23:38 30 Jan 20
Maya is super knowledgeable, will have your body feeling better in no time 👍
Mary D
Mary D
02:51 28 Dec 19
I was experiencing chronic tension headaches for a a few months and I had to take ibuprofen multiple times a day to function and not be miserable. All that ibuprofen is not a good idea and I asked my primary care doctor for an acupuncture referral. I started receiving treatments from Maya and I was surprised how effective the treatments were. I started seeing a huge improvement after a few visits and now my headaches are pretty much resolved. In addition to the needles, she also tackled my problem with other methods like cupping and rapid release therapy. This is my first time receiving acupuncture treatments and Maya was fantastic in explaining everything very thoroughly and putting me at ease. She has great energy, cares about her patients and I would refer my own mother to her.
Quincy Knowlton
Quincy Knowlton
21:50 12 Dec 19
Maya is very friendly and flexible. She successfully treated my painful sciatica that had interfered with my jogging for years. Maya has the professional knowledge and technical skills to treat whatever ails you. I say this with authority because I personally studied acupuncture and tui na/massage when I lived in China.

Acupuncture FAQ's SE Portland