COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

What is community acupuncture?

Clients receive their individualized treatment in an open room with other people. Each person gets a treatment specific to their needs. You stay fully dressed and rest in recliner chairs with needles in for about 20-30 minutes. We'll answer any questions you have and send you off with a treatment plan so you'll know how best to use the clinic. 

How does it work?

Acupuncture points stimulate your body's natural ability to heal itself. MRIs have shown that certain acupuncture points stimulate very specific areas of the brain. By choosing points based on your specific health concerns the acupuncturist can target the places that need the most attention.

Does it hurt?

No. Most of our patients find the experience very relaxing and many even fall asleep during treatment. Acupuncture needles are very different from the hypodermic needles at the doctor's office. They are small, solid, thin and flexible.

What if my pain is in my back?

Luckily we are able to address the whole body with the points on the arms and legs. All of the pathways begin and end at the fingers and toes so we don’t need to needle directly into your back in order to treat it.  Trust us, it works!

What can acupuncture treat?

Many people associate acupuncture with treating pain. It treats pain very well, but that's not all.  Acupuncture is known to be effective at treating:​
  • headaches/migraines
  • hypertension
  • insomnia
  • sports injuries
  • allergies/asthma/sinus issues
  • fertility
  • stress/anxiety/depression
  • menstrual cramps/PCOS/menopause
  • digestive issues
  • pain anywhere in the body
  • recovery from recent illness or surgery
  • and so much more...

When should I come in?

You can come in when you're feeling OK, or when your symptoms are really bad.  Both ways work! Acupuncture reduces symptoms when they're at their worst and helps keep symptoms from returning. Prevention is one of the major benefits of treatment!

What happens to the needles after my treatment?

All needles are sterile, disposable and single use. After your treatment they are placed in a Biohazard container and destroyed.  

Maryland Community Acupuncture. 2548 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD. 410-276-5050