The FAQ about acupuncture listed below for your convenience.

FAQ about Acupuncture

If you can’t find the answers below, contact us by phone:  267-314-7575 or email to Acupuncture@vivahealthylife.com.

1 How many procedures will I need?

The number of sessions mainly depends on your individual condition. Since each patient is distinctive, the quantity of procedures varies. Among the determining factors are the type of condition, whether the medical disorder is long-lasting or acute, and the energy status of the individual. The numbers of sessions differ from patient to patient. However, in general cases number of the sessions per course of treatment is 12. It is because the goal of the acupuncture is to balance internal qi energy in 12 meridians that allow this energy to flow through the body. That’s why acupuncturist needs 12 sessions to cover all the principal meridians.

2 What does it feel like?

Patients often describe the needle feeling as a tickling or pulling sensation that moves from one needle to another. This is the one and only sign that the body’s qi, or two types of vital energy (yin and yang), has been stimulated. Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing and virtually painless.

3 What is the duration of one session?

Normally, each session takes 05 to 60 minutes. It depends on the sensitivity of the patient and methods of treatment. For example, to stimulate energy we leave needles in the body for 5 or 30 minutes, to suspend active process needles stay in a body for 20-40-60 minutes. The more, the better rule does not work in this case and only well-trained, experienced acupuncturist should determine the length of the session.

4 Should I stop taking my regular medicines?

No. You have to continue following your present physician’s guidelines. Remember that in the majority of cases Acupuncture is a complementary healing and it supplements your doctor’s treatment. Acupuncture does not replace your current medicines. In some cases, however, your physician and acupuncturist may decide that you are improving on acupuncture and don’t need any additional pharmaceutical drugs. In this case, you may stop taking your regular medicines, but please, deliberate it with your primary medical practitioner and acupuncturist.

5 Is the Acupuncture treatment covered by the Insurance?
The answer is yes! In some of the states, Acupuncture treatment is indeed covered by your insurance company. But please note that in Pennsylvania, it is usually not covered.

6 What are the Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic Opening Timings?

The Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic is open from

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed 

7 What are the payments methods accepted?  

Payments can be made through all major credit cards. We also accept payment by cash, cheques, and Paypal.