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Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a moment to review the most frequently asked questions for Re Nu Mi Wellness Center.


How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points. The most common method used to stimulate acupuncture points is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin.


What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no pain as the needles are inserted. Patients who have received inoculations or other medical injections are sometimes fearful that acupuncture treatments will be just as painful. The truth is just the opposite. Acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, no bigger than a human hair. When inserted into the point, the needle produces little to no sensation at all.


Is Acupuncture Safe?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. The FDA requires that sterile, nontoxic needles be used and that they be labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only. Needles generally cause no bleeding on entry or removal, and one of the great advantages of acupuncture is the absence of serious side effects.


Is Acupuncture For You?

Acupuncture can effectively treat acute and chronic conditions as well as provide preventive care, allowing the patient to avoid medication or surgery. To discover whether acupuncture is helpful for you, try it.

Case-controlled clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Biliary colic
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Dysmenorrhoea, primary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Headache
Hypertension, essential
Hypotension, primary
Induction of labor
Knee pain
Leukopenia
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sciatica
Sprain
Stroke
Tennis elbow

The following diseases, symptoms or conditions have limited but probable evidence to support the therapeutic use of acupuncture:

Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
Acne vulgaris
Alcohol dependence and detoxification
Bell’s palsy
Bronchial asthma
Cancer pain
Cardiac neurosis
Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
Cholelithiasis
Competition stress syndrome
Craniocerebral injury, closed
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
Earache
Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
Female infertility
Facial spasm
Female urethral syndrome
Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
Gastrokinetic disturbance
Gouty arthritis
Hepatitis B virus carrier status
Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
Hyperlipaemia
Hypo-ovarianism
InsomniaLabour pain
Lactation, deficiency
Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
Ménière disease
Neuralgia, post-herpetic
Neurodermatitis
Obesity
Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
Osteoarthritis
Pain due to endoscopic examination
Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
Post-extubation in children
Postoperative convalescence
Premenstrual syndrome
Prostatitis, chronic
Pruritus
Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
Raynaud syndrome, primary
Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Retention of urine, traumatic
Schizophrenia
Sialism, drug-induced (excessive salivation)
Sjögren syndrome
Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
Spine pain, acute
Stiff neck
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Tietze syndrome
Tobacco dependence
Tourette syndrome
Ulcerative colitis, chronic
Urolithiasis
Vascular dementia
Whooping cough (pertussis)


How many treatments will I need?

The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, one to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required, usually eight to ten visits in total. An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during your initial visit.


How do I choose the right acupuncturist?

It is always not easy to find the right acupuncturist. Re Nu Mi’s practitioners are the very best practitioners are here to serve the community. Acupuncturist licensure is regulated on the state level. All of our acupuncturists are licensed by the State of California Acupuncture Board and have years of clinical experience in the field. The best way to discover if acupuncture is right for you is to schedule a visit at the most convenient date and time.


How much does acupuncture cost?

How much does acupuncture cost? Acupuncture is covered by some health insurance plans, but not all. We are out of network clinic which only PPO plan will consider for coverage. But if your plan does not cover acupuncture, you may still receive the service for a cash fee. Our cash discounted price varies from $105 to $215. We recommend you to contact us for our fee prices. Package discounts are also available. Cash, checks and all major credit cards are accepted.