Is the Element5 Acupuncture Clinic clean and sterilized?
All treatments use clean, sterilized equipment. Needles are disposed of safely, and according to the laws of the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine. This means clean hands, clean equipment, sterile preparation at insertion points, sterile needles and an aseptic technique for inserting/removing needles.
How many treatments do I need before I see results?
Many people feel results (muscle relaxation, tension, anxiety, stress and pain relief) as soon as the treatment begins. Every person is different, however, and you may need several treatments before you see results. Acupuncture is not a “quick fix” to the dis-ease within the body and if you go back to your unhealthy habits after a treatment, the treatment will not last as long as someone who is willing to release unhealthy habits in order to improve their overall health and well-being.
Do you accept insurance/Medicaid/Medicare?
Although Medicaid and Medicare do not cover acupuncture treatments, you will be given a receipt for your payment with insurance codes so you may submit the paperwork to your insurance company yourself.
I’m afraid of needles, can I still be treated?
Yes, Dr. Stephanie Jordan has been trained is several modalities and there are alternative treatments to acupuncture for those who do not like needles. For example, many clients have benefited from the healing properties of needle-less treatments such as herbal medicine, acupressure, cupping, gua sha, cold laser therapy, and more. Please visit our Services page for a complete list of treatments available.
How long does a treatment last?
Expect your first appointment to last about 1.5 hours. This includes a 45-minute treatment and a full interview regarding your medical and health history. Regular treatments thereafter will take about 1 hour.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Occasionally a person may feel a pinch, but not usually. Different people have different sensitivities depending on their physical or emotional state. If you are feeling especially sensitive or emotional on the day of your treatment, be sure to let the doctor know, so those areas can be avoided. If there is discomfort after a needle is inserted, it is immediately removed. Acupuncturists generally offer a gentler approach to healing than conventional western practitioners, which is why so many people seek relief through acupuncture. Also, there will be differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Classical Five Element Acupuncture.