Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve been treated with acupuncture before and it didn’t help me with my pain. Why should I expect different results at your clinic?
2. We specialize in the treatment pain disorders & Sports Medicine (i.e. Sports Injuries). Our staff has extensive training in this field to bring you fast relief.
3. Length of training an acupuncturist has undergone. For example, in some states Chiropractors are required to take only a 200 hour training program in order to practice acupuncture and in many states very little or no training is required for Allopathic Medical Doctors (M.D.’s). These shorter programs are usually offered over a weekend and by watching video tapes. In comparison, most acupuncture schools require 2800+ hours of instruction. Granted some of these hours are in western science and medicine courses, but you get the idea.
This information is not presented to belittle the value of Chiropractic and Western Allopathic medical care! They each have there place in the health care system and they can help many people. However, it is hard to believe anyone would be a good Chiropractor with only 200 hours of Chiropractic instruction. In simpliest terms, if your faucet leaks, don’t call an electrician, call a plumber!
Note: In Kentucky, only people who have undergone significant training may use the title “Licensed Acupuncturist” with the specific initials “L.Ac.” after their name.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Do you reuse needles?
Does worker’s compensation cover acupuncture?
Will you bill my insurance for me?
What type of training is required to practice Acupuncture in Kentucky?
Do you have to believe in Acupuncture in order for it to work?
How long does an acupuncture treatment take?
How many treatments will I need?
Why do you sometimes look at my tongue and take my pulse?
A Chinese Medical practitioner will check the tongue color, moisture content, tongue coating, shape, and for cracks.
A Chinese Medical practitioner will check the pulse width, shape, regularity of beats, beats per minute, and pulse strength.