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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when we insert them. When we gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so in many cases, more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have several treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Does Insurance Cover?   How much will I pay? 

We are an out-of-network provider for many insurance companies. Whether acupuncture is covered as a benefit, or how much it is covered with, all these depend on the particular policy. We are more than happy to contact your insurance company and find out exactly how much you will be responsible for.   This does not require an appointment. Just click on "Verify Insurance' and submit the form.


What to Expect - Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness in Hoboken, NJ

William Wright offers Acupuncture in Hoboken, NJ

gentle needling on a woman's shoulder pain area



What to Expect - Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness in Hoboken, NJ

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William Wright offers Acupuncture in Hoboken, NJ