WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that can treat a wide variety of pain and stress related symptoms. It is used to balance and support the body for many health conditions and can be used safely along with mainstream medicine to enhance the success of your current treatment. Find out more about acupuncture.
IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?
Yes, it is very safe when the treatment is carried out by fully trained professionals. Extra care is taken in certain client situations such as pregnancy, bleeding disorders or those prescribed blood thinning medication. Find out more about acupuncture.
IS ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?
Acupuncture needles are very thin, so insertion usually causes very little discomfort, and very often people don’t feel them at all.
ARE LASER TREATMENTS PAINFUL?
Low Level Laser Therapy is completely painless and patients will not feel any sensation. We often use this on children instead of using acupuncture needles for treatment.
DO I HAVE TO STOP TAKING MY MEDICATION?
No. You do not need to stop taking any medication as it is very safe to have acupuncture treatment when taking medication. Therapists will also take a list of all medication being taken on your first consultation. If you have any concerns about your medication please consult with your doctor. Find out more about acupuncture.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This will depend on each patient’s needs. On your first consultation, the therapist will review your health history and your condition and advise you on the best course of treatment(s). Contact us to request an initial consultation.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?
We require 24 hours notice to cancel a session. Less than 24 hours notice will result in charges for the session.
Insurance companies are increasingly covering acupuncture as part of their policies. However this is only with some insurers and certain policies and for certain conditions. Also, it is individual practitioners rather than the clinic who will be covered. It is very important to check with your provider specifically about their requirements for coverage. VHI Healthcare, Laya Healthcare, Irish Life Health and HSF Health plan recognise the Crane Clinic and our treatments. Typically patients will pay for treatment and reclaim the cost through their insurers and we provide receipts and reports as requested.
STILL HAVE A QUESTION?
If you still have questions in relation to conditions treated by our practitioners at The Crane Clinic, please contact us.