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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. 

Cointa Ledezma
Cointa Ledezma
19:54 13 Nov 19
María Ledezma .Este lugar de tratamiento es excelente buen servicio mucho interés por los pacientes gracias a mi en lo personal me ayudó Muchas Gracias Dra. MAYA Martinez.
Kisai Guzmán
Kisai Guzmán
20:23 16 Oct 19
I was dealing with a high level of stress/anxiety (burnout) so I was experiencing a lot of physical symptoms. Thankfully, I was referred to Maya. She is a great acupuncturist. I felt well taking care of, Maya has a welcoming professional approach. Always checking in to see how you are progressing. If you are new to acupuncture I definitely recommend you to start here, because Maya has a great way of explaining how acupuncture can help, which helps you understand that you might not feel a difference after the first few session. Thank you Maya for Sharing your knowledge. And being such an awesome human being.
Cecilia Diaz
Cecilia Diaz
18:34 10 Oct 19
Me gusta mucho venir con la Dra.Maya Martínez porque es muy amable y sabe muy bien como ayudar a sus pacientes.Yo tuve un accidente de auto y estaba muy lastimada de mi cuello y espalda pero gracias a Maya ahora ya casi no tengo dolor, me siento muy positiva en mi recuperacion.Ella es muy profesional y amable y ademas habla español.
Nancy Walker
Nancy Walker
17:12 01 Oct 19
Maya worked wonders on my neck and hands. I suffer from arthritis and the treatments she gave me helped so very much. I was having great difficulty sleeping due to the pain I was suffering from and the treatments have helped. I still have some discomfort in my hands but much less and my neck feels so much better. I sleep comfortably and have fewer headaches. Thank you Maya.
Alexi Michel
Alexi Michel
21:54 27 Sep 19
Acupuncture is really great I've had anxiety problems for years and acupuncture has helped me relax and control my anxiety!!!
Miller Henderson
Miller Henderson
21:25 04 Aug 19
Maya’s calm and professional nature instills confidence. With her athletic background and superior knowledge of anatomy, she was able to quickly and precisely diagnose and treat my chronic sports injury - biceps tendinitis. She has a genuine desire to heal her patients.

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