At Optimal Movement we offer Acupuncture in Rochester, MN. We use a combination of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Anatomy, Orthopedics, Neurology, and Western Sports Medicine practices. We use these skills to assess postural imbalances and identify and use anatomically significant Trigger Points (Dry-Needling) combined with electro-acupuncture, and the prescription of functional exercises in the treatment of your ailments.
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Have questions about our acupuncture and cupping services in Rochester, Minnesota?
Below are some frequently asked questions that we get.
Acupuncture is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine. It’s a holistic healthcare treatment that involves the insertion of thin needles at specific points on the body. It is based on the concept of life energy known as “qi” that flows through the body in channels called meridians. Acupuncture seeks to balance this energy flow, which in turn helps promote overall wellness and aids in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions.
At Optimal Movement, we utilize acupuncture to treat a range of conditions. These include pain management for conditions like migraines, arthritis, and back pain. We also use acupuncture as a treatment modality for insomnia, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, and certain respiratory conditions. It’s worth noting that acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other treatments for optimal health outcomes.
A common misconception about acupuncture is that it’s painful due to the use of needles. In reality, acupuncture needles are extremely thin—much thinner than hypodermic needles used for injections. Most patients at Optimal Movement report a slight tingling sensation or a feeling of relaxation during the treatment, but not pain.
The number of sessions required varies from individual to individual and is dependent on the specific condition being treated. For some acute conditions, a single session may provide relief. However, chronic conditions often require a series of treatments over several weeks or months. Your acupuncturist at Optimal Movement will discuss your individual treatment plan during your initial consultation.
While acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner, some minor side effects may occur. These can include slight bleeding or bruising at the needle sites, or a temporary worsening of symptoms. However, these side effects are usually minimal and transient. As with any treatment, it is important to discuss your medical history and any concerns with your practitioner at Optimal Movement.
Coverage for acupuncture varies widely among health insurance providers. Some cover acupuncture for certain conditions, while others may not. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage. At Optimal Movement, our staff can assist with verifying your insurance coverage and exploring other payment options.