Acupuncture, a medical practice based on principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) developed over 4,000 years ago, is just one of the many services offered at The Springs, Western New York’s only mineral springs spa, which is operated by Rochester Regional Health.
Acupuncture treatment involves inserting thin, sterile, disposable needles into neurovascular nodes on the body – commonly known as acupuncture points. The needles are minimally invasive, which means patients usually don’t feel them, and they stimulate the immune system to increase circulation, reduce pain & inflammation, and healing. Below are some commonly asked questions about acupuncture services.
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of ailments. Many patients are treated for pain management related to illness, injury or autoimmune disease, but acupuncture is also helpful for:
After acupuncture treatment, many patients describe a feeling of calmness and serenity when the needles are inserted. Others describe a dull, heavy, achy sensation (this is known as ‘da qi’), a sensation that is expected. One may also feel heat or itching near the needle.
At no time should a person feel pain or stinging, although auricular acupuncture can occasionally elicit a brief pinch. Quite often, patients take a brief nap while receiving treatment.
In some cases. Every insurance policy has specific guidelines regarding what conditions may be covered and the number of visits allowed per calendar year. Contact the customer service number on your insurance card for more information about these details, as it varies from plan to plan.
The Springs Spa at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic offers several options for acupuncture treatment, including:
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