YUANYI Acupuncture

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Appointments can be made on line or by calling 650-342-8880


Do Acupuncture needles hurt?

Acupuncture needles don't hurt in the way that hypodermic needles do. Some say that it feels like a mosquito bite. The needles stay in about 15-30 minutes, depending upon the type of treatment you are receiving. After the treatment, you tend to feel extremely relaxed and calmer.

What should I prepare before the acupuncture treatment?

  • Write down and bring any questions you have. We are here to help you.
  • wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
  • Make sure you have eaten before your appointment. Do not eat large meals just before or after your visits.

What should I do after the treatment?

  • Refrain from overeertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visits.
  • Avoid stressful situations, Make time to rela, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Between visits, make note of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other area, or changes in the frequency and type of symptoms.

How much time should I allocate?

Please allow 90 minutes for your initial visit. The initial visit including a initial health history consultation and acupuncture treatment. Please allow 60 minute for your follow up visit.

What will my acupuncturist do?

During the initial eam a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist also may check your pulse and tongue and may conduct a physical exam. The information is then organized to create a comple and comprehensive diagnosis of where the energy (Qi) has become blocked or inbalanced. After the interview process, you may receive an acupuncture treatment.

Is Acupuncture safe for children?

Yes. In some cases, children actualy respond more quickly than adults. If your child has an aversion to needles, your acupuncturist may massage the acupuncture points. This is called children acupuncture (Tui Na) massage.

How many treatment will I need?

Treatment frequency and number of treatment needed depend on a variety of factors: your constituation, the severity and duration of the problem and conditions. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achieve results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute conditions. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes. An acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatment per week or monthly visits for health maintenance and seasonal tune ups.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Insurance coverage varies from state to state and individual/ group policy. We will contact your insurance provider to varify your acupuncture coverage for you.

What are the different treatment modalities in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

  • Cupping - Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for many ailments including sore muscles, tension, neck pain ad common cold. During the therapy, your acupuncturist will place small glass cups over the specific areas on your body.
  • Tui Na - Tui Na translates as "push grasp". It is a massage technique that moves Qi in various part of the body. It is used to relieve muscle pain, tension and inflammation and to heal injuries.
  • Gua Sha - A specialized tool is used to gently scrape or rub the skin over a problem area. It is another technique used to release muscle tension, tightness and constrictions.
  • Moibustion - Moxibustion is a treatment that uses an herb called mugwort. This is used to warm acupuncture points or area to enhance the healing process.
  • Electronic Acupuncture