FAQ - Acupuncture Aurora - Acupuncture Questions - Jillian Steele
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Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is a very safe and effective treatment when done by a licensed acupuncturist. Licensed acupuncturists have a minimum of 3 years of training.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Needles typically do not hurt. The worst it may feel like is a mosquito bite but that feeling subsides very quickly. If there is ever a time that a needle hurts more than that or the pain from the needle is not subsiding let your acupuncturi st know.

Is acupuncture effective for children?

Acupuncture is very effective for children. Acupuncture is so effective for children that children will usually see results much sooner than adults.

What can I expect from my first treatment?

With the initial treatment we will first sit down and go over your initial questionnaire and I will have some follow up questions from that questionnaire. If you are having complaints of pain, I will palpate the area to help me pinpoint exactly where the pain is and t o assess more closely. In Traditional Chinese Medicine we use the tongue and pulses as diagnostic tools, so I will have older kids and adults lie down on the table and look at their tongue and feel their pulses. It is very important that you do not brush or scrape your tongue the day of your treatment. For younger children I use their face and their index finger to help with my diagnosis. After coming up with my diagnosis the fun begins. Needles, acupressure, cupping, gua sha, or moxa or a combination will be used to treat you. Throughout this process I will always explain and talk to you about what I am about to do and check in with how you are feeling. Older kids and adults will then get their needle nap once all the needles are in. I leave needles in anywhere from 5 – 30 minutes depending on age, vitality and illness of the patient.

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is best known for helping to treat pain, but the benefits of acupuncture are widespread. Patients typically feel relaxed after their first treatment. Acupuncture helps to improve circulation and boost your immune system, as well as improve physical and emotional health.

Acupuncture can help with a variety of conditions including

Neurological: Headaches, migraines, peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome.

Respiratory: Asthma, sinus infections, colds/flus, allergies, bronchitis, congestion

Cardiovascular: Hypertension

Immunity: Colds/flu, ear infections, recurrent infections, chronic fatigue syndrome

Sleep: Insomnia, nightmares, bedwetting

Skin: Eczmea, itching, rashes

Digestion: Diarrhea, constipation, colic, tummy aches, digestive issues, irritable bowel syndrome Mood: ADD/ADHD, autism, anxiety

Musculoskeletal: Joint pain, arthritis, sciatica, neck pain, sports injuries

Hormonal/Gynecological: Regulate cycles, PMS, painful periods, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility

How many treatments will I need to get results?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a cumulative medicine, which means each treatment builds upon itself to create a better effect. If your health concern is a chronic issue it will take more treatments (8-12) to start seeing an effect for your primary concern, though you may notice other changes. If your health concern is an acute issue (recent injury), you will start seeing an effect in 1-4 treatments.

Do you accept insurance?

At Blue Butterfly Holistic Health we accept Cigna, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. We also accept FSAs (Flexibile Spending Account) and HSAs (Health Savings Account) if your provider approves of acupuncture.  Please call us at 720-767-2213 with your insurance information to find out what your coverage for acupuncture at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.