A: The most frequently asked question about Acupuncture is does it hurt? For the most part, no, but there are certain points that can be more sensitive than others. The sensations patients feel at times when receiving Acupuncture vary in intensity but can be described as tingly, pulsating and sometimes electric. These initial sensations frequently subside during the session. Most patients will feel very relaxed during treatment and many will fall asleep. Typically, the needles will stay in for 20 to 30 minutes depending on what's being treated.
A: More and more insurance providers have Acupuncture benefits. In order for us to know if yours does, we'll need a copy of your insurance information to verify your benefits. If your deductible has been met, we will file for your benefits. This does not exempt you from paying co-pays or paying for herbs, homeopathics or other take home therapies. Until your benefits are verified, payment will be made at the time of service.
A: All needles are disposable single use needles as required by law. After they are removed, they are placed in a Sharps container and disposed as medical waste.
A: The frequency of treatment is dependent upon the condition. Chronic pain problems generally take longer to heal than those that have only recently developed. At the time of your first evaluation, Dr. Rowe will discuss with you a treatment plan that will outline what to expect and the number of sessions required for the optimal result.
A: A large part of our four year training is spent studying Acupuncture point location, the indications of Acupuncture points and how to create prescriptions by combining points. Beyond that DOM's have extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology that allows them to pinpoint exact point locations and to evaluate where the ideal areas of treatment reside.
The use of herbs in practice has been part of the medical tradition in China for thousands of years. Doctors of Oriental Medicine take extensive coursework in raw herbs and herbal formulas and their application in treating disease.
Prescribing herbs in practice is a true medical art form requiring extensive knowledge in both herbs and disease patterns but also potential side effects with other herbs and pharmaceutical medications. Dr. Rowe uses a wide variety of Chinese herbal formulas in practice. She prescribes herbs primarily in tincture or pill form to ensure patient compliance and efficacy.
Dr. Karen Rowe, AP, DOM services the following cities for Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Weston, Plantation, Boca Raton, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park. Please call to schedule an appointment @ 954-663-4325
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