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Frequently asked questions regarding acupuncture with a qualified acupuncturist

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If you are seeking a solution for pain management and relief without prescription medications, you are not alone. Many of the side effects of pain medications provided by doctors today may be worse than the pain you are experiencing. Instead, the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine team works with the Weston, Connecticut, area patients to help them find alternative options, including Chinese medicine techniques that are still reliable and effective, such as acupuncture.

What is acupuncture, and how does it work?

Acupuncture is a critical component of older and more traditional Chinese medicine used for centuries to treat various health conditions. It involves inserting very thin needles into precise points in the body, known as acupoints, to promote the natural flow of energy known as “Qi.” This helps to restore one’s balance and promote healing within the body. It is performed at our office by a qualified acupuncturist.

What else can acupuncture be used for?

While acupuncture is often associated with pain management, it can also be beneficial for a range of other health issues, such as anxiety, stress, digestive disorders, and even infertility. This is because the needles used in acupuncture can target different systems within the body, promoting overall wellness.

What can I expect with acupuncture for pain relief without drugs?

Our team of experienced acupuncturists works closely with patients to develop custom, personalized treatment plans based on one’s individual needs during their first appointment or consultation at our office. Then, during the acupuncture session, patients lie on a comfortable table while the needles are inserted into the acupoints. The experience is generally painless, and patients may feel a slight tingling sensation or warmth in the area where the needle is placed.

Is acupuncture safe to undergo?

Acupuncture is typically considered a safe treatment if performed by a licensed and trained practitioner. Our acupuncture treatment rooms at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine are sterile, and our acupuncturists use single-use, disposable needles to ensure the safety of our patients.

What are the benefits of acupuncture treatment?

There are several reasons why patients choose acupuncture as an alternative pain management option and alternative to pharmaceuticals. Acupuncture is:

  • Non-invasive
  • Holistic
  • Drug-free
  • Free from side effects
  • Great for improving overall health and well-being

Does medical insurance cover acupuncture treatment?

Many insurance companies now cover acupuncture as a treatment option for certain conditions. At the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine, we accept most major insurance plans and offer some affordable self-pay options for those without coverage. We can work with you to ensure you have access to this amazing alternative pain management solution.

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Are you looking for alternative pain management solutions? Do you want pain relief without drugs? Acupuncture might be right for you! Contact our providers at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine, serving patients in Weston, CT, to discuss your needs and determine if you are a candidate. Our office is conveniently located on Floor 2 at 1200 High Ridge Road in Stamford, CT, and can be reached by calling (866) 320-6402.


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