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Frequently Asked Questions
DOES ACUPUNCTURE REALLY WORK?
Yes. Acupuncture has stood the test of time and is currently one of the most widely used healthcare treatments in the world. Its effectiveness has been proven through rigorous research.
For more information on the international recognition of the benefits of Acupuncture, check out the "Articles" Page...
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ACUPUNCTURE?
In short, anyone looking to boost their body's natural healing energy. This includes the treatment of such common ailments as:
~ Neck or Back Pain ~ Headaches ~ Joint Pain ~ Arthritis ~ Sprains & Strains ~ Sciatica ~ Menstrual Pain ~ Allergies ~ Morning Sickness ~ Asthma ~ High/Low Blood Pressure ~ Infertility ~ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ~ Stress ~ Insomnia ~ PMS ~ Whiplash ~ Sore Throat ~ Prostate Inflammation ~ Depression ~ Anxiety/Panic Disorder ~
This is only a partial list of the possible benefits of Acupuncture. If there's a specific issue you'd like help with, please call and have a confidential conversation about how we can help.
HOW IS AN ACUPUNCTURIST TRAINED?
Currently, in order to become a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Montana, practitioners must graduate from a nationally accredited school or program and be certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
This certification requres:
* A Minimum of 3 Years Post-Graduate Work
* Over 1,900 hours of schooling.
* A Minimum of 660 hours spent treating patients in a clinical setting.
* A Minimum of 720 hours of education in Chinese herbal medicine.
* Certification in Clean Needle Technique.
* Extensive coursework in biomedicine, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
HOW IS HEALING GRACE ACUPUNCTURE & HERBOLOGY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CLINICS?
More than meeting the criteria spelled out above for Acupuncture Certification, our training includes:
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensing as a Registered Nurse (RN)
A Master's of Sceince in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
Certification as a Diplomate of Acupunture (Dipl AC)
Over 3,300 Hours of Post-Graduate Study for a total of nearly 215 credit hours.
Nearly 1,000 hours of Clinical Education.
In-depth study of multiple areas of healthcare, including:
Oriental Medicine Research
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medical Theory
Oriental Therapeutic Massage
...As well as many other areas of study and clinical application.
More than 15 years of study and work as a Registered Nurse at a hospital.
And helping patients improve their health with acupuncture and Chinese medicine since in 2000.
More than 1,000 patients helped with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?
Although some insurance carriers have added acupuncture to their list of covered services, it's not universally covered. Be sure to check with your insurance provider if acupuncture is something they reimburse on your plan. You can be provided with a receipt to submit to your insurance carrier so you can get reimbursement, if covered.
ARE ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES REUSED?
Never! Acupuncture needles are never reused, and to ensure it, if you want, you can watch your acupuncturist open the sealed needles before use, and/or dispose of the used needles at the end of your treatment.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Acupuncture is a procedure using ultra thin needles to stimulate precise points on the body for the purpose of improving your health. It does this by regulating the circulation of vital energy, blood, and nerve impulses.
Qi (pronounced "chee") is the Chinese word for "vital energy". It is the force behind every bodily function. An experienced acupuncturist, with your help, can detect areas where this energy is disrupted and correct it with appropriate treatments.
The presence and manipulation of an acupuncture needle stimulates or sedates those systems of the body that are out of balance.
“Within minutes of my first session at Healing Grace Acupuncture & Herbology, I could feel my stress and worries melting away. My therapist took care of me, making sure I was comfortable each step of the way.”
“My migraines are finally gone, and I can begin to live my life again. I can’t express how wonderful it was to work with Healing Grace Acupuncture & Herbology, and I will surely be back again in the near future.”
“I’ve never felt better or more in tune with my body. I felt comfortable with the treatment, and my therapist was there with me through every step of the way. I would recommend Healing Grace Acupuncture & Herbology to anyone.”
Ready to start healing yourself? Get in touch and book an appointment today.