Acupuncture is a healing connection – within yourself and to your world.

I get it. Acupuncture is kind of. . . weird.

It doesn’t “fit” in the allopathic medical model, and yet it’s growing faster in the US than anywhere else in the world.

For these – and many other reasons – I encounter many questions and misconceptions about what I do, and the answers to most of those questions are not simple sound-bytes or distilled messages conducive to ads or email subject lines.

In other words, the answers are long and thoughtful; this is because I think your questions about your health deserve my thoughtfulness.

Does it hurt?

An exploration of how acupuncture feels.

Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?

Acupuncture isn’t a fairy… it doesn’t need you to believe.

How do you decide where to put the needles?

How I know where to put the needles.

How deep do the needles go?

A straightforward answer to a straightforward question.

Do you reuse the needles?

No. Just no.

How long do I have to be still during an acupuncture treatment?

A peek at why this usually isn’t an issue.

Is acupuncture a nerve treatment?

A look at nerves and channels.

How many treatments will I need to see/feel results?

It’s a process with many forms.

Is acupuncture a placebo treatment?

This one’s a favorite…

Is acupuncture only for pain?

Nope. But it sure is good for it.

What does acupuncture treat?

So many things acupuncture can do…

Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

A peek into insurance benefits.

My doctor, chiropractor, and/or physical therapist does acupuncture; what’s the difference?

Why seeing an acupuncturist matters.

What’s “qi?”

How we differ from marigolds.

What kind of training have you had?

What it takes to be an acupuncturist.