How Often should I get Acupuncture?

Hands of the doctor doing acupuncture of ear

I have had several people ask me how often should they get acupuncture.  The frustrating answer is it depends. ….on you, your situation, your condition, your diagnosis and your willingness to fully participate in your health care. That being said, it is my goal to get you restored to health as quickly as possible. I don’t want you continuing care for an extended period of time on one issue without relief. If you are like most people, you don’t want to have to come in and see a doctor, but will if I can make you feel better. More than likely, you will have multiple issues over time that require a visit. This is what will keep you coming in to see me, I will not need to have you come in repeatedly unnecessarily.  Honestly, I’d rather treat you a few times, have you feeling great so you tell your friends and family, and have them book with me so they can feel better too!!!

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Written by Dr. Lexy Ballinger

I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May of 1996. I have specialized in the trauma/surgical ICU at a Level 1 trauma hospital for over 20 years.
In May of 2016, I started the Master’s program for Oriental Medicine at East West College of Natural Medicine and will be finished with the program in August of 2019. I have experience in acupuncture in a clinic setting with one on one treatment and community acupuncture.
Oriental medicine focuses on the individual and diagnosis is based on a detailed query of physical and emotional symptoms you are experiencing. Acupuncture is an umbrella term that covers the use of needles, gua sha (scraping), cupping, tui na (Chinese body work), and the use of herbal formulas to address the symptoms and the cause of your My goal is a collaborative effort, with you, to assist you to achieve less pain, reduce your anxiety, improve your sleep and improve your quality of life.

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