Most people find acupuncture to be quite comfortable. The most commonly described
sensation is a light pinch. Acupuncture needles are very thin and easily inserted with little or
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. Needles are FDA approved medical devices. They are sterile,
single-use and disposable. In addition, your practitioner is certified in "Clean Needle
Technique", the Western medical gold standard in needle safety. Acupuncture has no
significant negative side effects. As a result it is a very safe and effective.
Does Insurance cover Acupuncture?
Some insurance does cover acupuncture (United Health Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health
Partners, Aetna, Oxford,....). If your insurance plan covers acupuncture "out of network" your
acupuncturist will provide you with a bill that can be submitted to your insurance company for
direct reimbursement of the covered portion of your treatment charge.
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