You may have heard the term acupuncture thrown around in conversation, but not many actually know what acupuncture is and how it can actually help the human body. So, what is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional chinese treatment that involves inserting very thin needles into your body. The chinese believe that it balances the life force of a person. However, western medicine has found that acupuncture stimulates nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. It can even boost your body’s natural pain killers- meaning that you will be less susceptible to aches and pains.
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture can treat and help with the symptoms of a variety of ailments including:
- Back Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Muscular pain
- Dental pain
What to Expect During Acupuncture at RxWellness Spine & Health?
Our wellness clinic RxWellness Spine & Health provides acupuncture treatment in Arlington. During your initial examination, the acupuncture procedure will last up to 60 minutes, and is usually followed by 30 minute sessions once or twice a week after. The amount of treatment time will vary depending on the severity of your condition and pain. However, the average will vary between six to eight treatments.
Depending on the area that you need treated, you may need to remove your clothing. Our treatment area for acupuncture is private and blankets are provided for exposed areas without the acupuncture needles.
The Procedure for Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture needles are very thin, and therefore cause very little discomfort when inserted in the skin. Some patients can not feel them inserted at all. Once they are inserted you may experience a dull ache. Between 5-20 needles are typically inserted.
You will lay down and relax with the needles for 10-20 minutes and then they will be removed. There is usually no pain when the acupuncture needles are taken out.
Is there Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture Treatment?
Unfortunately, not many health insurance companies have coverage for acupuncture, and therefore we do not accept health insurance.
Below are the prices RxWellness Spine & Health in Arlington charges for acupuncture treatment:
Initial examination and treatment: $120
Follow Up Treatments: $80
About RxWellness Spine & Health in Arlington
RxWellness Spine & Health in Arlington is located in the Clarendon corridor. Dr. Joshua Alvarado is the clinic director of our amazing wellness facility. Dr. Alvarado is a chiropractor with additional licenses in acupuncture, dry needling, and cupping. At RxWellness we provide natural solutions through drug-free, pain-free chiropractic care. We also utilize massage therapy in our treatment plans for patients. The RxWellness Spine & Health in Arlington is the only location that offers acupuncture treatment. Our office is located at 932 N Highland St, Suite A, Arlington, VA 22201. Call us today at 703-904-9666 *option 4.