Acupuncture Treatments in Beckley WVOn-Point Acupuncture offers a full list of drug free treatments of muscle and acute pain, emotional issues, digestive disorders, headaches, and more.
How Do I Get Started?
The first visit to On-Point Acupuncture, PLLC is from 1 to 1 – 1/2 hours. At this time a patient intake form and a disclosure statement, required by the state of West Virginia, is completed. We then decide on a treatment plan after review of history and pulse and tongue diagnosis. We then make a treatment plan that fits your condition and lifestyle. This plan could include extra modalities besides acupuncture, dietary changes, exercise changes, and herbal use (either in pain patches or liniment form). We do not continue to treat our patients unless we observe reasonable improvement in the ailment.
Follow Up Care
After the initial office visit, follow-up treatments are scheduled. These typically last for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Other modalities can be added on to this treatment, such as e-stim, moxabustion, guasha, and tuina. Most injuries require treatment one to two times weekly. We will re-evaluate after six treatments. If no improvement is made, we will find a referral for you to receive a different modality of treatment.
*$15.00 will be added for receiving cupping with an acupuncture treatment.
Electro-acupuncture refers to the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture points on the body. While electro-acupuncture may be used as a component of almost all acupuncture treatments, it is has garnered especially good results regarding the treatment of neurological diseases, chronic pain, spasms, and paralysis. Also, holistic sports medicine commonly uses electro-acupuncture for injuries. When combined with acupressure (the stimulation of acupuncture points with the use of the practitioner’s hands and gentle massage, instead of needles), electro-acupuncture has been proven to promote the flow of qi and blood, relieve pain, and warm the muscles, removing blood stasis (a blockage, or poor circulation).
These treatments do not necessarily use needles or “taps”. Instead they include acupressure (gently massaging acupuncture points), using various tools to scrap the skin’s surface along acupuncture channels, lasers, a light electrical current at the site of acupuncture points, and non-fire cupping. The consult treatment will include completion a full health intake and a disclosure statement, required by the state of West Virginia, is completed. A parent must authorize these treatments. The initial appointment last around 45 minutes. Follow-up treatments last around 30 minutes.
What’s The Next Step?
The important thing to recognize when considering dry needling or acupuncture is that you are receiving the appropriate treatment for your pain and/or symptoms. Acupuncturists are taught dry needling or “trigger point needling” in the nearly 4,000 hours of training required for a certification. This is why it is vital to verify that a practitioner using needles is a licensed acupuncturist.