How Long is an Acupuncture Treatment?

One of the important logistical questions about acupuncture is how long is a treatment.

In my NYC acupuncture clinic, the first visit lasts about 75-90 minutes. The following acupuncture visits are about 45-60 minutes.

In the first visit, we have an examination, an acupuncture treatment, which is often followed by acupressure.  Other therapies may be included such as cupping or gua sha.

The follow acupuncture sessions are very similar, but the examination is shorter. Periodically, I will conduct physical exams to see how the treatment is progressing.… Read More

Acupuncture Therapies: Moxibustion, Cupping, and Gua Sha

Acupuncture is a powerful and versatile therapy.

Acupuncture therapy is more than just acupuncture.  We will also include techniques such as moxibustion, gua sha, and cupping.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is the burning of an herb call mugwort close to specific acupuncture points or on the needle itself.  It is used to warm and add energy to the acupuncture point.  It also is good for moving stagnation.

Moxibustion may be used to joint pain to remove the cold from the joints. It is also famously used in pregnancy with breech birth.

Moxibustion can be done by warming the needle, as … Read More