What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a healing treatment that has been around for over 2000 years. It involves inserting needles at various points throughout the body to promote healing and improve function. The use of acupuncture is growing. Its use in the United States tripled between 1997 and 2007. One of the most studied purposes of acupuncture is its role in treating pain. In our clinic, we combine different styles of acupuncture for treating certain conditions. For example, a patient presenting with low back pain may be treated utilizing traditional points located near the ankle and knee, and also by needling active trigger points in the low back muscle.
But how does this work?
There are 4 main theories as to how acupuncture controls pain, but scientists have not agreed on one conclusion. MRI studies have shown that needling specific acupuncture points stimulates areas of the brain.
There has been 4 main areas that studies have proven results with acupuncture…
- low back pain
But we have seen acupuncture benefit a wide variety of conditions. To name a few...
- knee pain
- shoulder pain
- neck pain
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
This rejuvenation and revitalization process is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your face reflects your overall health and facial rejuvenation acupuncture treats the underlying conditions that affect the way you look. Before you try invasive and expensive surgical procedures, try a natural approach!
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can erase years from the face, can reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and treats puffiness, droopy eyelids, and double chins. Other results include increasing local circulation to the face, improved muscle tone, collagen production and dermal contraction, tightening of the pores, brightening of the eyes and reduced acne.
Small needles are inserted into meridians to help improve muscle tone and tightness. After these are inserted, Dr. Murdock will put tiny needles into the fine lines and wrinkles to help stimulate blood flow and collagen production. Results are seen within 1 treatment. 10 treatments are recommended for optimal results.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
What should I wear?
Wear loose fitting clothes.
Will it hurt?
You will feel a sensation similar to a pinch with the insertion of needles.
How often do I have to come?
Dr. Debbie Murdock sees most of her patients 1 or 2 times a week for 3 visits and evaluates if there is progress. If there is, she will recommend a treatment plan for your individual condition.
Are there contraindication to acupuncture?
Yes, there are some. We do not treat pregnant patients.
Does my insurance cover Acupuncture?
In the state of Ohio, Worker’s compensation and Medicaid cover acupuncture. Some medicare plans, some Anthem plans, and various smaller insurance plans cover it. Military has coverage for acupuncture. More and more insurances are starting to cover acupuncture.
Do you accept self-pay patient?
Yes, we do. We charge $100 for the first visit and $60 for follow up visits.