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Why should you try acupuncture?
Immune system support
There are several good reasons to try acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. One is that it has been around for a long time (thousands of years) and treated billions of people in many countries with a good success rate. Another is that it has been used to treat just about everything at every age. It is not just used to treat someone who is ill, but to promote well-being. When you are well, it can help you thrive with balance and stability. Prime athletes use this gentle modality to allow for peak performance. It is like tuning a fine musical instrument to the desired notes so that the sweetest sounds to be played.
Acupuncture can also be used in conjunction with other therapies such as promoting healing and restoring bowel function after injury, illness or surgery.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is minimally invasive with sterile, disposable needles which are very thin, which usually do not hurt and often are not felt. Sessions are often relaxing and then invigorating. There are ways to treat acupuncture points without needles for those who prefer that. Other modalities include: massage, acupressure, ear balls, magnets, Qi Gong, tuning forks, herbal supplements, nutritional information, Emotion Free Technique, guided visualization and more. These modalities work with the body to promote health, encourage balance and restore wellness. It is a cooperative venture between the patient and practitioner to bring about health in a way that is just right for the individual.
Why choose Donna Henderson?
Donna Henderson has been a Registered Nurse since 1974 and a Licensed Acupuncturist (Acupuncture Physician) since 2001. She has a broad understanding of both western and eastern medicine and brings that to your treatment. She is a compassionate listener and schedules one to two hours for the initial visit and thirty to sixty minutes for each subsequent visit to allow time for you to share what is important to you and receive treatment.
How much does acupuncture cost?
- Sessions are $75 each, including the initial visit
- Half-hour focused visits are $45
Verify your insurance to see if you are covered for acupuncture. You can also use your health savings account (HSA or FSA).
How often should I have acunpuncture treatment?
Treatment frequency is your choice. Usually, it is most beneficial to treat more frequently initially to get the symptoms under control, then gradually treat less often until a maintenance level is reached. Usually new patients begin once or twice weekly, gradually decreasing as they are feeling better and maintain at once every month to two months. If symptoms flare, they can again come in more frequently until they reach a level of control and resume the maintenance schedule.
Can I consult with no obligation?
Yes! Free 10-minute phone consultations are available by calling 352-222-1679.