What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture works by helping your brain and body work together. This process uses hair-thin needles. The extremely thin needles then, stimulates certain points depending on your pain to allow your brain to know it needs to work on that area. When you have acute pain from a sprain or something like that, you might heal within a few treatments.

However, conditions like chronic pain or digestive disorders, will take more treatments. This is because the condition and pain has been there so long, that it will take longer for the acupuncture to relieve the stagnant energy from your body.

This ancient technique is from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dating back thousands of years. Acupuncture balances the body's energy system, also known as, Qi (CHEE). Balancing your body's qi can encourage your body to heal naturally.


Treatment Methods


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Acupuncture

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What Does Acupuncture Improve? (Not Limited To)


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Frequently Asked Questions


If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call at 951-270-0036

WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE HELP?

Acupuncture is helpful to (but not limited to):

  • Muscle Pain
  • Tendon Pain
  • Nerve Problems
  • Body Function (Ex. Hypertension, Chronic headaches, digestion, and infertility)
IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?

Yes. In California, acupuncturists are required to undergo a rigorous 4 year master's program which includes about 1000 clinical hours as well as about 2000 didactic hours in eastern and western medicine.

Acupuncturists undergo extensive courses in anatomy and physiology and are required to complete training in Clean Needle Technique.

In the state of California, students must also pass the extensive comprehensive California Licensing Examinations.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE?

Normal side effects include:

  • Light bleeding from puncture site
  • Small bump at puncture site
  • Bruise at or around puncture site

*These occur usually from thin skin and will be gone soon after treatment*

To see what feelings you should look out for, go to "Feelings of Acupuncture"

FEELINGS OF ACUPUNCTURE: GOOD

When you receive acupuncture, you may feel many different sensations. Think about these feelings as you are getting treatment.

Sensations that mean the nerves are being stimulated:

These are good signs!

  • Feeling Heavy
  • Warm
  • Tingling
  • Electric
  • Pressure
  • Burning

After treatment you may feel dizzy, or temporarily sorer, this is because the nerves are working hard and have been stimulated.

FEELINGS OF ACUPUNCTURE: NOT SO GOOD

Sensations that mean your muscle is tight and the nerve can't be fully stimulated:

These are not a good sign!

  • Sharp
  • Pinch
  • Throbbing

**Let the acupuncturist know if any of these sensations occur**

**If the muscle still feels tight before your next visit, use a heating pad on specified area**

HOW MANY TIMES WILL I NEED ACUPUNCTURE?

Everyone is different. Some people only need 1-2 sessions and feel better. Some need more than 1 month.

*Chronic pain needs more time to treat.*

  • This is because when the pain has been in a particular area for a long time, it takes longer to stimulate the nerves to work with your brain.
  • Muscle problems are easier to treat than nerve or body function problems. (Ex. High blood pressure, chronic headaches, digestion, and infertility).
HOW MANY NEEDLES WILL BE USED?

Everyone is different, the average is 8-10 needles.

More or less needles depends on:

  • The location of your pain
  • ​Your specific condition
ARE THE NEEDLES REUSED?

NEVER.

Acupuncturists use single-use, sterile, stainless-steel needles to ensure your complete safety. Needles are responsibly disposed of via sharps containers after their use.

CAN I GET A MASSAGE BEFORE OR AFTER TREATMENT?

Yes, massage therapy complements acupuncture very well.

CAN I EXERCISE AFTER TREATMENT?

We suggest taking it easy after treatment. However, doing light yoga or stretching is good after treatment.

Your regular exercise plan will be good to do before treatment and the day after.

WHICH INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?

Dr. JOE is a provider for most of insurance and accepts most insurance including health, auto and worker’s compensation insurance, veteran's affairs such as:

  • Aarp
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chirometrics
  • Cigna
  • Harrington
  • HealthNet
  • IEHP
  • Kaiser
  • Medrisk
  • Nippon
  • Sedgwick
  • StateFund
  • Triwest
  • United Healthcare
HOW CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

To make an appointment please call 951-270-0036

HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?

The first session will include a consultation and treatment. This session will usually take 60 minutes.

Follow up treatments for established patients typically last around 30-45 minutes.

Ear SEEDS

Self-adhessive Ear Pellets

Have you seen Hollywood celebrities wearing these?

  • “Auriculotherapy specialists”
  • Sticks to your ear, ready to go!
  • Long-lasting acupressure (1-2 weeks)

1 for $3

2 for $5

5 for $10

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These gold-plated Swarovski crystals are small and decorative, so no one will know that they are on your ear for treatment!

Placing these on your ear for up to 2 weeks straight will help you deal with the following conditions:

  • Weight Control
  • Menopause
  • Depression/Stress
  • Memory Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Back pain
  • Allergies

Ask the staff for more info and get yours today!

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