Frequently Asked Questions

At Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine we want you to feel comfortable and confident in the care that you receive. We have provided the answers to some of the most common questions we receive.

Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles at various points on the body’s surface to improve physiological functioning of the body.

The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and health by promoting an even and plentiful circulation of qi and blood throughout the body.

Acupuncture mobilizes and regulates qi and blood to invigorate the physiological function of muscles, nerves, glands and organs.

No. At insertion, the patient may feel some heaviness, tingling, a slight pinch or a sensation running up and down the meridian. After the needles are in, the patient often feels very relaxed; some even fall asleep.

Each person is unique. Treatment protocols vary depending upon what exactly is being treated. For example, when treating an injury or pain, we can often tell within three-to-four visits if acupuncture will have a positive effect.

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