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Frequently Asked Questions In Motion Orthopedic & Sports Acupuncture
Serving the communities of Mesa, Apache Junction, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills.
Does acupuncture hurt?
People often comment that they did not feel the insertion of the needle and are completely unaware of its presence. Occasionally, a momentary sensation, like a mosquito bite, is felt with the insertion. When the needles are appropriately stimulated, a pressure, tingling or traveling sensation may be felt. Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment.
Is acupuncture safe?
As long as it is performed by a competent practitioner, acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to use sterile disposable needles that are discarded after one use.
What conditions are treated with acupuncture?
At In Motion Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture we specialize in the treatment of orthopedic, neuromuscular and neurologic conditions. We have successfully treated:
Can acupuncture help stroke patients?
Yes. Denise has studied special acupuncture techniques that are highly effective in helping stroke patients restore mobility, speech and memory. Acupuncture works best for stroke patients when it is given as soon as possible after a stroke. Patients have a higher chance of achieving full recovery if they receive acupuncture from 1 day to three months after suffering a stroke. We have established the Kinetic Clinic two days a week especially for stroke recovery.
What is the Kinetic Clinic?
The Kinetic Clinic is a group acupuncture setting that fosters an encouraging community healing environment. We use scalp acupuncture primarily. Specific zones on the scalp are directly related to different areas of the body. Stimulation of these zones while the patient moves, rapidly increases and restores mobility. The same techniques can be used to improve balance and alleviate pain. Once maximum effect has been achieved other points may be added while the patient rests comfortably in a chair.
Because patients are treated in small groups of four the cost of treatment is less than for a private session. The Kinetic Clinic is ideal for stroke patients and is also very effective for patients who are experiencing pain. Call us at 480-832-0966 for days and times.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture points are specific points located on the body proven to treat specific conditions. Stimulation of these points signals the body to produce endorphins, which are the body’s own natural painkillers. These endorphins are hundreds of times stronger than morphine. Various hormones and neurotransmitters are also released through the stimulation of acupuncture points. This is why acupuncture can alleviate pain, balance hormones and restore our sense of well being. In addition, it decreases swelling and inflammation as well as increasing circulation to promote healing of injured tissues.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
What should I do after my treatment?
How many treatments will I need?
This is unique to the individual and depends on the severity of the condition. Mild sprains and strains may heal after 1-3 treatments. More severe acute conditions and recent injuries may require 2 treatments a week for 2-3 weeks in order to provide the best outcome. Chronic conditions generally require more treatments. For chronic conditions I recommend 6-8 treatments and then I reassess your progress. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health, while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits.
Does insurance cover acupuncture?
Many companies now do provide acupuncture coverage. It is best to call your insurance company to find out if your policy includes acupuncture. We will give you a receipt that you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Does the clinic offer Chinese herbs? If so, what kind?
Yes, we have an extensive Chinese herbal pharmacy that consists of patent herbal formulas that come as capsules or tablets. The clinic also offers customized formulas. We also carry a variety of liniments, salves and patches for external use. All our herbs and supplements are of the highest quality and are certified good manufacturing practice (GMP).
What Sets Our Clinic Apart From Other Chinese Medical Practitioners?
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4435 E. Broadway Rd. Suite 4
Mesa, AZ 85206