We encourage our clients to ask questions at any time before, during, and after their treatments. Below are some of the more common questions asked about services offered at Stream Point Wellness.
FAQ | ACUPUNCTURE
The following list is some of the questions you may have about acupuncture:
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy. An acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body’s Qi (pronounced chee) and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It may also improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
What should I expect from my first acupuncture treatment?
During the initial exam a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding your symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist may also check your pulses and your tongue and may conduct a physical exam. This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, you will receive an acupuncture treatment. Visits with your acupuncturist may last from 45 to 90 minutes.
What does it feel like? Does acupuncture hurt?
The response people feel from an acupuncture needle varies. Some people feel a “sensation” as the needles are inserted; most people feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a little larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug- free therapy, yielding no side effects except for feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.
FAQ | MASSAGE
What to Expect:
Although no two massages are alike, there are some things that are universal. Sessions generally take place in a quiet, comfortable room. It may be dimly lit and soothing music is often played.
The practitioner will begin by asking questions, such as the reason you are seeking massage therapy, any injuries or medical conditions you may have, and any other information that may help them better serve you.
The massage therapist will then excuse himself/herself so you can disrobe to your level of comfort. You will then get on the table under the provided cover and relax, either face up or face down.
You will be draped at all times – only the area being worked on will be exposed. A typical full body session includes your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders. Oil or lotion is often used.
When the massage is complete, the practitioner will leave the room so you can
get dressed. Sit up slowly and, in the hours after your massage, drink plenty of water.
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
All Major Credit Cards, Cash, Check.
Right now, Stream Point Wellness cannot bill insurance. However, we do accept Health Savings & Flex Spending (HSA/FSA) Credit Cards.