FAQs

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese alternative medicine methodology that treats patients by manipulating thin needles inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. By stimulating these points it encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning, by correcting the imbalances in the flow of qi through the channels known as meridians.
What is the scope of Acupuncture?
The system of Acupuncture can influence three areas of health care: promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illnesses, and the treatment of various conditions. While acupuncture and herbs tend to be the treatment of pain or ailments, in the hands of a well-trained practitioner it has much broader applications and is great for overall good health and longevity.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Yes, very safe. Much safer than modern western medicine! Only sterile, pre-packaged disposable needles are used and then disposed as medical waste after one use.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
No, acupuncture does not have to hurt. Hair thin needles are quickly inserted and occasionally a fleeting prick sensation is felt. Most patients are surprised that they feel nothing at all and are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment. This can only occur if the treatment is comfortable and gentle.What conditions are treated with Acupuncture?

Digestive disorders
Acne
Anxiety
Depression
Shallow Breathing
Fatigue
Chronic pain
Insomnia
Weak immunity
Infertility
PMS
Menstrual cramps
Menopausal symptoms
Allergies
Addictions
Stress management
Headaches
Undiagnosable Conditions

and much more…

Does insurance cover Acupuncture?

Many companies now do provide acupuncture coverage. Ask us about Kaiser, Humana,  HMAA, UHA, Coventry and more as well as No-Fault and Workman’s Comp.

We can also write you a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Cash, check, or credit card are the accepted forms of payment.

How many treatments will I need?

This is unique to the individual case. You need to give acupuncture a try at least twice. Results can happen between 1-3 treatments depending on the case. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits. For most chronic conditions, cosmetic acupuncture or fertility cases weekly treatments offer the best outcome.

Does the clinic offer Chinese herbs? If so, what kind?

Yes, we have an extensive Chinese herbal pharmacy that consists of patent herbal formulas, Yuk Jiao linaments and whole raw herbs you cook at home as a tea.

What Sets Our Clinic Apart From Other Practitioners?

Three Acupuncturists in one clinic location offer a variety of perspective on difficult cases.

We will spend time talking with you.

All your questions are welcomed and discussed.

A strong awareness of the Connections between Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Diagnosis by Qi as well as traditional tongue and pulse.

Your time is respected to get you in for quick treatments when emergencies arise.

We educate you about what’s wrong, why, and how it can be healed according to Chinese medical principles.

When you get acupuncture treatments, at no extra charge, we give nutritional counseling, herbal consulting, lifestyle counseling, cupping, moxabustion, and shiatsu as needed.

Your treatment is personally tailored to your needs. Many acupuncturists use the same protocols on all of their patients. At Acupuncture Arts Hawaii, your treatment specifically reflects your unique individual dynamics based on your body’s condition.

Full Chinese Herbal Pharmacy with many herbs grown by us locally in Hawaii.
We are open on Saturdays to to suit your needs.

Free validated parking in the Century Square parking lot across from our clinic.

Is there anything I need to know for my first visit?

On your first visit be prepared to stay 60-90 minutes. Your acupuncturist will review your health history and discuss your current concerns. During this intake time we will be looking for the ‘root’ of your imbalance as well as treating the ‘branch’ symptoms that brought you into the clinic. This includes traditional visual examination of your tongue and palpatory diagnosis of your pulses and meridians.

If possible, please print the patient health history forms to fill out and bring to your first appointment.

You can email us at info@acupunctureartshawaii.com for our patient intake forms.

The follow up treatments are approximately 1 hr as well.

Upon Arrival:

1. Please arrive 5 minutes early with your paperwork, 15 if you need to fill it out on-site.
2. Take shoes/slippers off at the shoe rack.
3. Use restroom if needed before treatment begins.
4. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy access to your shoulders, knees, and back.
5. Please speak softly in the clinic as others are relaxing.

*Please Note: There is a 24 hr cancellation policy for all scheduled treatments. If you need to cancel or change an appointment, please call 4 hrs in advance or you will be charged $20 for the appointment and/or pre-paid vouchers will be forfeited. Thank you for your respect and understanding in this matter.

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