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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find answers to the most common questions asked about acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Most people’s experience with needles involve hypodermic needles used at doctor’s offices to give shots or draw blood. Those needles are much thicker and have a hollow center like a straw. Acupuncture needles are much thinner and solid, more like a cat whisker or human hair. The insertion is very quick so little or no pain is felt. Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing and enjoyable—some even fall asleep during the treatment.

Are the acupuncture needles sterile?

Yes, only prepackaged, sterile, one-time use needles are used, so there is very low risk of infection.

What can acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine treat?

The following are some of the many conditions acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine can treat.

Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorders

  • Postoperative Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • TMJ
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Digestive Complaints

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas & Bloating
  • Gastritis
  • Hyperacidity
  • IBS
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea

Emotional Well-being

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Stress

Reproductive & Gynecological Problems

  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Painful or Irregular Menstruation
  • PMS

Respiratory Illnesses

  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat


  • Chemotherapy & Radiation Side-effects
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Eye Problems
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Loss

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed varies from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief while others may take months to achieve optimum results. A typical series of treatments consists of 6 to 12 visits, once or twice per week. In general, acute problems respond quicker than chronic ones. After the optimal response has been achieved, treatments are spaced further and further apart. Many people continue monthly treatments for general good health.

How much does it cost?

Yasmin's fee schedule is as follows:

Service Fee
Acupuncture - New Patient $100
Acupuncture - Return Patient $75
Acupuncture Package (6 treatments) $400
Smoking Cessation, Mini-acupuncture, Cupping, Herbal Consultation $50
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19.
Facial Rejuvenation Package (6 treatments) Temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19.

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