FAQs

  • How does Acupuncture work?

    Acupuncture is based on ancient traditional theories based off of the flow of blood and Qi (energy) through out the body.  According to Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or blocked.  Acupuncture regulates the flow of energy, restoring the harmonious balance of the body and returning optimal health and well-being.

    Our bodies are always striving to achieve balance, or homeostasis.  Acupuncture helps to strengthen the body’s natural ability to heal itself. 

    Click here and scroll down to the 2nd video on the page to watch a video of our Lead Acupuncture Physician, Dr. Steve Chasens, explaining how acupuncture works.

  • Does Acupuncture hurt?

    For the majority of our patients, Acupuncture is not a painful experience.  Many remark that they do not feel anything with the insertion of the needle, or they just feel a slight sensation which immediately goes away.  Most people find acupuncture very relaxing and they often fall asleep during treatment to awaken feeling refreshed and relaxed.

    It is perfectly natural to feel fear or apprehension before your first acupuncture experience.  Click here to read dozens of patient testimonials, many of which detail the fear that patients felt prior to their first treatment, followed then by total relaxation and relief!

  • How deep do acupuncture needles go?

    The depth of the needles depends upon the nature of the problem, the underlying anatomy of the points selected, the patient’s size, age and constitution.  Generally the needles are inserted from ¼” to 1” in depth.

  • What can I expect to feel after an Acupuncture treatment?

    Patients typically experience total or partial relief of their symptoms (as well as a sense of deep relaxation) after their Acupuncture treatment.  This relief may last a few days or some pain may return within a few hours.  In some cases there may be no immediate relief after treatment, followed by a gradual diminishing of the symptoms over the next few days following treatment.  Because our bodies are unique, our response to Acupuncture is also unique.

    We sincerely enjoy being the South Florida industry leaders in holistic healing.  But don’t just take our word for it!  Many of our patients have chosen to share their experiences before and after their acupuncture treatments.  Click here to read our testimonials page and read first hand what our patients feel after receiving their acupuncture treatments.

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  • Does my insurance cover Acupuncture?

    We accept most major insurances.  Your health care policy may cover your acupuncture treatments.  For your convenience we have detailed all that you need to know regarding Acupuncture and your insurance on our website.  Please click here for more information on your insurance policy covering our services.

  • What is Herbal Medicine and how is it used?

    Older than Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine has been utilized for over 4,000 years to effectively treat a large variety of medical conditions.  Herbal Medicine is continuing to gain popularity because of its diverse applications, lack of side affects and its ability to treat more completely than many of the symptomatic treatments associated with Western therapies.  Our herbal pharmacy is one of the most comprehensive in South Florida offering a variety of formulas, many of which are custom made on site to fit your specific medical needs.

    Our Board Certified Acupuncture Physicians create custom formulas which are tailored to the needs of each individual patient. Click here to learn more about Herbal Medicine and our comprehensive Herbal Pharmacy.

  • What does Acupuncture treat?

    Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of medical ailments. Below is a partial list of disorders that Acupuncture can treat. Click on the green hyperlinks provided to learn more about each condition. Since this is only a partial list of the most common conditions we treat, if your particular ailment is not listed please contact us for more information.

    Pain Symptoms: Injuries, low back pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscle sprains and strains, neck pain, shoulder pain, foot pain, hip pain, knee pain, ringing in the ears, numbness, tingling in the arms/hands, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia

    Immune System: Recurrent infections, supportive treatment for cancer and AIDS patients

    Muscular and Nervous System Disorders: Migraine headaches, regular headaches, tension, fatigue, body pains, certain facial paralysis or nerve pain, inflammation of joints and nerve endings, frozen shoulder, sciatica, tennis elbow, bed wetting, post-stroke recovery, Bell’s Palsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders

    Disorders of the Ear, Nose and Throat: Toothaches, pain after having a tooth pulled, dizziness, earaches, sinus inflammation, nasal inflammation, dryness in the ear, nose or throat area, Tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, some vision problems

    Respiratory Disorders: Uncomplicated cases of bronchial asthma in children and adults, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, laryngitis, colds and flu

    Gastrointestinal Disorders: Digestive tract problems, inflammation of the colon, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, gastritis, heartburn, food allergies, ulcers

    Gynecological Disorders: PMS, abdominal cramps, irritability, food cravings, menopausal symptoms, irregular menstrual flow, Cystitis, irregular or heavy periods, urinary disorders

    Emotional: Depression, anxiety, weight loss, insomnia, nervousness, stress reduction, addictions to nicotine, alcohol and drugs, smoking cessation

    Fertility: Reproductive issues in both men and women are commonly treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine. Join our growing list of proud parents! Click here for more information on how acupuncture can help produce happy, healthy babies.

  • What are your hours of operation?

    We are conveniently open Monday-Saturday from 8am-8pm. 

    We have extended office hours to meet the needs of today’s busy lifestyle.  Your time is important to us therefore we take every precaution necessary to make sure that your wait time is minimal. 

    We proudly serve Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Brickell, Downtown Miami, South Beach, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Doral, Westchester, West Miami, Kendall and the surrounding areas.

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