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What Is Acupuncture?Acupuncture is a system of medicine that originated in China over 2000 years ago. Acupuncture treatment is the insertion of stainless steel, disposable needles into the body at specific acupuncture points which have been empirically proven to be effective in the treatment of specific disorders.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Chinese medicine is based on the flow of energy (qi) throughout the body.
Qi moves along pathways within the body called meridians. According to
Chinese medical theory illness arises when the cyclical flow of qi in the meridians
becomes blocked or unbalanced. By stimulating specific acupuncture points
along the meridians the bodies qi can become balanced and move freely.
Does My Insurance Cover Acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatment is covered by many health insurance plans. Ron Riskin,L.Ac.,Dipl. Ac.
1s a preferred provider with many insurance companies, including Anthem Blue Cross,
United Health Care, Health Net, ACN group, Landmark Healthcare, and American
Specialty Health Network. Please check with your plan administrator to find out about
your coverage. Our office can also help you to find out about your coverage.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
It is extremely rare for a complication to occur as a result of an acupuncture treatment. By following the basic standards of care taught in the schools, then it is very unlikely that any difficulties would arise after an acupuncture session. To ensure
safety, needles are single-use, sterile, and disposed of after use.