Acupuncture Lifeology, Inc
1325 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite B-012
Denver CO 80222
Disorders of the Mouth Cavity
Experienced acupuncture practitioners insert needles quickly through the skin. There should be no painful sensation at most locations of insertion, unless that area is inflamed. However, after the acupuncturist inserts the needle to the desired depth, she or he may thrust or twist a needle to obtain a Qi sensation. In this case, a patient can feel soreness, tingling, muscle cramping, or an electric shock. If you feel a sharp pain, you need to inform your acupuncturist right away.
Acupuncture needles are a FDA proved class II medical device. They are sterilized for a single use only.
In the United States, an acupuncturist is required to have four years of academic training in an acupuncture college and to pass either a State licensing examination or a National licensing examination. If a physician practices acupuncture, it is usually a required 300-hour specific training. In China, all acupuncture providers are graduated from a medical school specializing in Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture is a powerful tool for general pain control. It is successfully used to treat some cancer-related pain and to reduce narcotic use. Acupuncture also minimizes the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy such as anxiety, insomnia, declined appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, compromised white and red blood cells, and radiating induced skin irritation.
Children of all ages are treated and respond well to acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment. Children usually need fewer visits than adults. Young children or those apprehensive of the use of acupuncture needles may be treated without needles using Asian bodywork, acupressure, or cupping. In addition, herbal formulas can be prescribed to enhance the acupuncture treatments.
Usually, a series of treatments is necessary to resolve a condition because research studies show that acupuncture has accumulative effects. Each case and condition is treated individually. A consultation is required to determine requirements. Treatments can be between 45 to 60 minutes in length with the first consultation usually lasting longer. It is best to consult with Dr. Dong for more details about your specific treatment plan.
Some insurance companies cover acupuncture treatment. Additionally, a majority of flexible-spending plans or health saving accounts cover acupuncture. It is recommended to call your insurance carrier to verify coverage in details.
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