FAQ

How can I make an appointment for consultation or treatment?
You can contact us here.
How can I pay for the acupuncture treatment?

Payment is due at the time services are rendered. Please contact our office for discounted prices.

Only some insurance companies pay for acupuncture. It is the patient’s responsibility to check with his/her insurance company to determine if the treatment will be covered. For the patients whose insurance policy covers acupuncture, we provide insurance claim forms, so that our patients can file the claim forms to their insurance companies by themselves.

What kinds of diseases are suitable for acupuncture treatment?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can treat more than 120 common diseases and conditions. However, some diseases and conditions can be more effectively treated by acupuncture than others. A partial list that might be suitable for acupuncture treatment follows:

  • Cervical Spondylopathy, Sprain, Sciatica, Arthritis, Should Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Pain, Heel Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia, Shingles, Fibromyalgia, Migraine
  • Facial Paralysis, Paralysis after stroke
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Meniere’s Syndrome
  • Insomnia, Stress, Depression, Anxiety
  • Diarrhea, Constipation, Urinary Incontinence
  • Infertility, Smoking, Obesity

In addition, acupuncture can enhance other forms of treatment, speed recovery after surgery, reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and improve emotional stability. If you wonder whether your disease or condition is suitable for acupuncture treatment, please call for a free consultation.

Will I feel pain in the acupuncture treatment?
The needles used for acupuncture are very thin (.25 mm in diameter). When the needles are inserted through the skin, patients usually do not feel any pain or feel only very slight pain. When the needles reach the acu-points and the Qi is stimulated by needle manipulation, the patient may feel some soreness, numbness, distention or heaviness around the acu-points, or feel a kind of sensation traveling up or down the meridian, the body energy-carrying channels. Such feelings usually are the sign of effective treatment.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used in China and other oriental countries for the treatment of multiple diseases and musculoskeletal conditions for thousands of years. The acupuncture treatment involves inserting needles into acu-points of the body. The acu-points are believed to be the reservoir of natural energy, called Qi. By stimulating the production and movement of the Qi, acupuncture is able to regulate and balance the Ying and Yang of our body (opposing aspects of body function). In this way, acupuncture helps in restoring the body natural ability to heal itself. Depending on the disease or condition treated, herbology, moxibustion, cupping, infrared light, electronic stimulation, tuina-massage, or, guasha might be used to enhance the effects of acupuncture.
Do you have contact information?
Yes. You can call us at 703-419-3129, email us at info@hz-acupuncture.com, or come to visit us at 315 S Patrick St. Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314
Do you accept insurance?
Currently, we are not accepting any insurance plan.
call us at
703-419-3129
315 S Patrick St, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
email us at
info@hz-acupuncture.com
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