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Frequently Asked Questions

Is acupuncture painful?

Dr. Moy's acupuncture treatments are not painful, yet highly effective because she combines techniques from Chinese, Japanese and Korean acupuncture. As a patient and physician, Dr. Moy believes treatments should not be painful, particularly for those who seek relief from their body pain.

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, acupuncture and its related treatment protocols have been proven to be extremely safe and effective by the World Health Organization and the NCCAOM when acupuncture is performed by a Licensed Acupuncturist. Dr. Moy uses only high quality, FDA-approved, pre-sterilized acupuncture needles that are single-use and disposable, which eliminate the risk of disease transmission. Dr. Moy is also certified in Clean Needle Technique protocols to ensure acupuncture needles remain sterile prior to insertion.

What is the basis of an acupuncture treatment?

Points on the body discovered thousands of years ago are still selected today for their impact to treat a patient's specific pain condition. A thorough diagnosis and custom treatment plan takes into account the patient's specific ailment. Throughout Asia, acupuncture has been, and continues to be, commonly used to prevent pain conditions and the progression of pain-related ailments and disease.

How can I best benefit from acupuncture during and after treatment?

Take full advantage of your treatment time. Turn off your phone or any device that connects others to you. Often, this is the only time during your busy day to focus on yourself and your needs. Breathe deeply and relax to allow your specific treatment to work for your body. Dr. Moy encourages you to ask questions or voice any concerns before, during or after treatment. She knows acupuncture points, but you know your body best, therefore, open communication will help you achieve maximum comfort and your best results.


After acupuncture needles are removed, the benefits of treatment continue. Your acupuncture treatment has started a physiological change within your body, and this would be your opportunity to help sustain these positive changes. Take time to relax after your treatment, if possible.

Does health insurance cover acupuncture?


Health insurance companies - such as Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna - offer plans that cover acupuncture. Your plan may cover acupuncture treatments. We offer free verification of benefits to check your plan for acupuncture coverage. If your plan does not cover acupuncture treatment, we offer treatment and maintenance plans with flexible payment schedules.

Contact us to schedule a consult.

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