Acupuncture Tuina Center LLC
 414 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Tel:  (609) 750-1822    Fax:  (609) 750-0886 

Email:  acupuncturetuinacenter@ymail.com

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 New patients

Preparing for Your First Appointment  
*        Be on time for your appointment, so that you may benefit fully. 
*        Make sure to eat something light an hour or two before arriving & No over-eat or over-
      hungry before 
or after treatment. 
*        Try to avoid the intake of caffeine, alcohol on the day of your visit. 
*        Avoid heavy exertion (including sexual activity) immediately before and after treatment (i.e.   
      within 2 
hours).Physical strain immediately before or after acupuncture can weaken your body. 
*        Wear loose, comfortable clothing that can be rolled up to your elbows or knees. 
*        Bring a list of medications you are taking and test result (i.e. X-Ray, MRI report) with you. 
*        If you have any questions regarding the treatment, please contact us by telephone or e-mail.


Office Hours by appointment
   
Monday   Wednesday   Friday    9:00AM-12:00PM  
                                                                                    4:00PM-7:00PM     
Fees      
Initial Appointment - includes consultation and treatment - $100
Follow-up appointments - $80
                                                                                

Cancellation policy

       In fairness to both new and returning patients our office maintains a 24 hour cancellation policy. 

                                    



Frequently Asked Questions

Is acupuncture safe?
Yes! Acupuncture is very safe. As one of teachers would always say, “Acupuncture heals, it does not hurt”. Most people find acupuncture quite painless and very pleasant. Occasionally a needle will sting for a moment as it is inserted, but this pain is very temporary, and quickly disappears. Very rarely will a needle hurt more than a few seconds. If it does, please let your acupuncturist know, so that the needle can be removed or repositioned.

How deeply are needles inserted?
Acupuncture is performed with very thin needles that are inserted from very superficially to a depth of about 2 inches, depending on what part of the body is being treated. Over bony areas the needles are placed very shallowly, over the major muscles (such as the gluts) needling can be deeper to penetrate into the muscle tissue.

How long do the needles stay in place?
Usually needles will stay in place for 15-30 minutes, while you get to enjoy a nice rest.

Are there any side effects to acupuncture?
The most common side effect of acupuncture is a little bruising. Sometimes patients will feel light headed or sleepy after a treatment. Severe side effects are very rare, and are usually the result of poorly trained practitioners.

Can acupuncture prevent illness?
Yes. Acupuncture influences 3 areas of healthcare.
1.      Prevention of illness.
2.      Promotion of health and well-being.
3.      Treatment of various medical conditions. 
      The more acupuncture the more balance of your body, the more balance the more health and longer life.

How many treatments do I need?
This is a  very difficult question to give a straight answer to. The rule of thumb is that for acute problems you may only need a few treatments (2-3 times per week) and for chronic problems you may need a few months of treatments (1-2 times per week). In China, 10 treatments constitute one course of treatment. When treating women's health issues, related to menstruation, generally it is best to treat through 3 complete cycles. Generally if you do not feel some results after having 6-10 treatments, then either acupuncture is not right for your condition or perhaps you and I are not a good fit and you should seek out another acupuncturist.

Do I need to believe in acupuncture for it to work?
You do not need to believe in it, for it to be effective. Many acupuncturists use the example of how effective acupuncture is in treating animals. I will tell you that I have had a number of patients that have come here as a 'last resort' on the advice of a friend. They came reluctantly, and still got better, though even after getting better, some still had trouble believing in such a system! While acupuncture is thousands of years old, there is much we still do not understand about how or why it works from a Western perspective.


 

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