Acupuncture has been shown to effectively help patients suffering from pain. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture to be an effective treatment for many conditions, including low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, knee pain, peri-arthritis of the shoulder, sprains, facial pain, TMJ, headache, dental pain, acute and chronic gastritis, rheumatoid arthritis, induction of labor, breech birth presentation, morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, postoperative pain, some hypertension, renal colic, radiation/chemo reactions, allergic rhinitis, hay fever, biliary colic, depression, dysmenorrhea, acute epigastralgia, peptic ulcers. Read more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture blocks pain by the insertion of very fine needles into specific meridian body points to improve the flow of life-force healing chi or energy. Your acupuncturist knows where to place these points based on careful examination and your health history.
How long does a treatment take? Although your initial visit will be a bit longer, then average treatment time is about 45 minutes, which allows for personalization of each treatment and includes acupuncture with some massage and relaxation.
Is acupuncture painful? Acupuncture uses very fine needles and shouldn’t hurt. The environment where your treatment occurs is enhanced to provide the utmost comfort to enhance this experience and reduce the possibility of pain. Acupuncture is a safe therapy and it is not painful nor dangerous. Read more.
Is Acupuncture covered by Insurance?
Acupuncture is not an expensive therapy. Insurance plans increasingly cover the cost of Acupuncture care received at Acupractic Natural Healing Center. We keep our prices affordable, too, so that you can receive the care you need. To learn more about keeping Acupuncture in Chapel Hill care affordable, call our helpful front desk staff to get your insurance questions answered or to schedule an appointment today! Please note that we accept the BCBSNC (Blue Cross Blue Shield) UNC Student Plan for Acupuncture Services as well as United Healthcare, Aetna, BCBS Federal Plan, Cigna and others.
It is important that your acupunturist be licensed in order to provide you the care you deserve. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is NC State Licensed in Acupuncture (NC 591) and Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture, accredited by the NCCAOM. She graduated from the 4 year masters program at Jung Tao School of Classical medicine and has provided acupuncture care to Triangle residents since 1995.