FAQ

What Sets My Clinic Apart From Other Acupuncturists and Wellness Centers?

  • My goal as an acupuncturist is to listen carefully to you and your body and discover a way to help boost your own natural healing process. Whether the problem is chronic or acute, through careful diagnosis, I can help your body heal itself.
  • By utilizing multiple styles of acupuncture, you can be sure you are getting the most comprehensive treatment available. At no extra charge, I often use massage, cupping, moxibustion, stretching, meditation instruction, nutritional and herbal medicine counseling to help you achieve optimal results.
  • All the herbs that we use are safe, effective and manufactured in a local GMP certified facility.
  • You can always speak with Chris, owner of Eastern Sun Acupuncture, directly about your needs.
  • I can provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit for insurance reimbursement.
  • I have two convenient locations and morning or evening hours to match your needs.
  • I want you to be satisfied and always feel better going out than you did coming in!

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

No, acupuncture should not hurt. Many patients will feel nothing while others report a slight sensation when the needle enters the skin. This may be followed by a feeling of tingling or dull pressure around the site of needle insertion.  This is a natural reaction to acupuncture and many people are amazed at how good they feel during and after a treatment. This is only possible if the patient is comfortable and relaxed.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is extremely safe as long as it is performed by a competent and licensed acupuncturist. Sterile, one-time use disposable needles are used during every treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments each person needs is unique to their individual health concern. Acute conditions tend to respond quicker to treatment than chronic ones. Generally, 8 – 12 treatments on a bi-weekly or weekly basis are recommended for the best outcome. Some patients notice an immediate improvement after treatment while acupuncture has a more cumulative effect for others.

What Conditions Are Treated by Acupuncture?

Many conditions are treated effectively by acupuncture and more are added every year. Below is a brief list recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Addictions
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Anxiety
  • Colic
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders (colitis, Crohn’s, gastritis)
  • Elbow pain
  • Facial pain and TMJ
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility
  • Induction of labor
  • Knee Pain
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • PMS
  • Sciatica
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains

For a larger list of conditions recognized the World Health Organization (WHO), click here.

What Forms of Payment Are Accepted?

Cash, check and credit card are the accepted forms of payment.

Is Acupuncture Covered by Insurance?

Some insurance companies have begun to cover acupuncture as its popularity grows and there is support in Massachusetts for Bill  HD 1593 mandating insurance reimbursement for acupuncture. While I do not bill insurance companies directly, Eastern Sun Acupuncture will happily give you all receipts and documentation necessary to submit for insurance reimbursement. You can also easily utilize Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to pay for your treatments directly.

Are Chinese Herbs or Nutritional Supplements Prescribed for Patients?

Yes, if you could benefit from them. Chinese herbs are provided by Crane Herbs, a local company, which is GMP compliant and maintains a fresh, safe and affordable herbal supply. Nutritional supplements are provided by Standard Process, which utilizes whole foods to make quality supplements that are safe and highly effective. While herbal or nutritional consultation is provided free of charge, patients are responsible for the cost of herbal or supplement products.