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  • What is acupuncture and how does it work?
    Acupuncture is a form of Oriental Medicine that has been practiced for over 3,000 years and is one of the fastest growing natural healing methods in the United States. It has been proven highly effective in addressing a variety of medical conditions. The process itself involves the insertion of solid, sterile stainless steel, hair-fine flexible needles into the body to help stimulate its natural abilities to heal. Acupuncture also assists the body in releasing endorphins (hormones your body releases to combat pain or stress), and balance different hormone levels. Many patients find treatments very relaxing, energy increasing and restful, for most patients it feels like a healing nap! Acupuncture has been recognized as an effective treatment for over 40 different disorders by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), some of which include: arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, stress, sleep disturbances, allergies, emotional disorders, and much more. Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free, and effective when performed by a specialist like our Board Certified Acupuncture Physician Andrea Izquierdo, L.Ac.
  • Is acupuncture safe? Are the needles disposable?
    When performed by a licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture is very safe. All needles are sterile and single use only and made out of high quality surgical stainless steel.
  • Does acupuncture hurt?
    The sensation differs from person to person and depends on the condition of the patient and the anatomical location of the point. Patients can experience a slight tingling, warmth, or sore sensation where the needles are placed and manipulated. When this sensation is felt by the patient, Qi is said to obtained; and the likelihood of favorable results are increased. However this feeling is usually brief and should go away shortly after the insertion of the needles. With certain needling techniques for muscular issues or pain you may feel an achy sensation or slight twitch in the muscle as it "resets" itself and returns back to balance.
  • How should I prepare for the consultation?
    Please fill out all the necessary paperwork that was sent to you via email so that our doctor can review prior to your appointment. We will not be able to start your consultation before all paperwork is signed. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily pull up to your elbows and knees. We will provide you with a gown to have you change into during treatments if necessary. Please make sure you have something to eat in the last few hours. It is important that the body has enough energy to activates its own healing mechanisms and avoid side effects such as dizziness and in rare instances fainting after treatment. Although you should not have treatment on an empty stomach, you should not have a heavy meal right before your treatment either. Lastly, relax! you are in great hands.
  • How many treatments will I need?
    This depends on the type of condition, and how long it has been going on. Typically, acute conditions take shorter time, while chronic conditions take longer. There is no one size fits all, we tailor our treatments to you as an individual to provide the best results, our doctor will review your case during the consultation and provide her best recommendation to get you back to feeling your best.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Insurance coverage for acupuncture is very limited, and in order to focus on patient care we do not bill insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider for all insurance and your plan may or may not cover your diagnosed condition and/or treatment. We are not providers for Medicare or Medicaid. Upon request, we provide detailed statements with all the codes (Superbills) you may submit to your insurance company for direct reimbursement.


304 S Harbor City Blvd 

Suite 101

Melbourne, FL 32901


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