Acupuncture resources encompass a diverse array of informative materials designed to deepen understanding and facilitate informed decisions about acupuncture therapy. From comprehensive guides on acupuncture techniques and treatment modalities to scholarly articles on its efficacy for various health conditions, these resources offer invaluable insights for both practitioners and patients alike.

Additionally, online forums and community platforms provide opportunities for individuals to share their experiences, insights, and questions about acupuncture, fostering a supportive and collaborative environment for learning and growth. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to acupuncture, these resources serve as essential tools for navigating the world of traditional Chinese medicine and holistic healing.

Acupuncture – Why it’s done?

Author: Mayo Clinic
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic
points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most
commonly used to treat pain…

Impact of Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine on In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes

Author: Reprod Biomed Online
NEW STUDY: In vitro fertilization (IVF) live birth success rates may increase with traditional Chinese medicine adjuvant care, including both acupuncture and herbal medicine…

Acupuncture for FIBROMYALGIA – Mayo Clinic

Author: Brent A. Bauer, M.D.
Acupuncture appears to modestly reduce many types of chronic pain, so it’s not surprising that
many people with fibromyalgia are interested in trying it. While the studies on the effectiveness
of acupuncture for fibromyalgia symptoms are somewhat mixed, most suggest that it may have
a beneficial role.

Evidence-based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management in the United States.

Author: Mayo Clinic
Although most pain is acute and resolves within a few days or weeks, millions of Americans have persistent
or recurring pain that may become chronic and debilitating. Medications may provide only partial relief from
this chronic pain and can be associated with unwanted effects.


What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

The world’s oldest and continually practiced medical profession, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), boasts a written history spanning at least 2,500 years. Briefly, TCM functions as a medical science with theoretical systems in physiology, pathology, and etiology, akin to western medicine. TCM practitioners utilize their own diagnostic methods and treatment modalities, with herbal medicine and acupuncture being the most well-known. TCM acupuncturists adhere to principles aimed at addressing the root cause of pathology, fortifying the immune system, and harmonizing organ function to facilitate natural healing.

How does acupuncture work?

In the United States, acupuncture serves as a widely practiced therapeutic intervention. It involves restoring the body’s vital energy, known as Qi, through the gentle insertion of sterile needles and the application of heat or electrical stimulation at precise acupuncture points. This technique aims to balance and facilitate natural healing, as well as improve organ function. Meridians, which are channels of energy akin to rivers flowing through the body, irrigate and nourish tissues and organs. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), symptoms indicate disruptions in the body’s energy transmission system. Acupuncture helps promote regular energy flow through the meridians, aiding the correction of internal organ imbalances.

Why are herbs used?

Chinese herbal medicine constitutes a fundamental aspect of TCM, effectively addressing a diverse range of symptoms. Its efficacy remains consistent over its 2,500-year history. Herbs serve various purposes, such as fortifying the immune system and harmonizing organ function, while also mitigating medical treatment side effects. They come in multiple forms, including decoctions, pills, or powders. It is crucial for a qualified practitioner to prescribe Chinese herbal medicine for safe and effective use.

What conditions can be treated by acupuncture/herbs?

Acupuncture effectively treats various conditions, including musculoskeletal issues like sciatica and arthritis, nervous system imbalances such as anxiety and insomnia, and respiratory ailments like asthma and allergies. Additionally, it addresses digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and immune system disorders. Women’s health concerns, including menstrual irregularities and infertility, also respond well to TCM. Our practitioners specialize in fertility treatment and offer acupuncture for anti-aging and well-being, along with Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture. For more details, visit our Fertility Health page.

What should I expect during my first visit?

During your initial visit a full health history will be taken. Your consultation will involve many questions concerning your physical and emotional condition, sleeping patterns, and eating habits along with your overall lifestyle. We may also check your pulses and tongue. This information is then organized to create a complete diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. You may receive an acupuncture treatment at your first visit. At AMC Center, we provide time for in-depth consultation. We believe that healing starts when conversation begins.

How many treatment will I need?

The number of treatments will vary from person to person, and on a variety of factors: your health, the severity and duration of the problem. Some patients will experience immediate relief, and others may take longer. Give yourself the necessary time to experience the maximum benefits acupuncture and Chinese medicine have to offer.

Will my health insurance pay for my acupuncture?

Acupuncture is not always covered by health insurance. We suggest that you contact your insurance provider to see if your benefits cover acupuncture.
Here are a few questions to ask:
1.Will my plan cover acupuncture treatment, performed by a licensed acupuncturist?
 If yes, is there any restriction for the acupuncture treatment? 
2.Does my plan cover my symptom? State Symptoms (i.e. headache, poor sleeping, indigestion).
 3.Are there, any requirements? Do I need a referral? 
4. What is my coverage for acupuncture treatment? Do I have a deductible?
 5.Do I have co-pay?
 6. How many visits per calendar year?
 7. Does my plan cover out-of-network acupuncture treatment?

How do I do reimbursement?

We do provide for our patients a monthly statement for their health care flexible spending account (FSA) reimbursement. Patients are responsible for later submitting the necessary reimbursement forms with our monthly statements to their insurance company if their benefits cover acupuncture treatments.