Prescott Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Prescott, Arizona

Mary O'Neill, L.A.C. 928-713-0071

Frequently Asked Questions about your visit to Prescott Acupuncture

How should I prepare?

During your first office visit, the practitioner may ask you at length about your health condition, lifestyle, and behavior. The practitioner will want to obtain a complete picture of your treatment needs and behaviors that may contribute to your condition. Inform the acupuncturist about all treatments or medications you are taking and all medical conditions you have.

You should eat a light meal before coming for an acupuncture treatment and wear loose comfortable clothes that can be pushed up to your knees and elbows.  Please turn off all cell phones prior to entering the treatment room.  Please refrain from wearing perfume or strong scents in deference to patients with chemical sensitivities.

How long is a treatment and how often should I get them?

A typical visit is 60 minutes.  However, the first treatment will be longer, about 90 minutes.  The number of treatments will vary from person to person.  Some people experience immediate relief, especially in cases of musculoskeletal pain.  Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones.  In most cases, plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.  Once a condition is stabilized, weekly treatments may be recommended and then monthly visits for health maintenance and seasonal “tune ups”.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies.  Some people feel a slight pinch or no pain at all as the needle is inserted.  Once the needles are inserted a dull, achy, tingling or numb sensation is normal.  Some people feel a sense of energy generated by the needles.  If you are feeling uncomfortable though, please let your acupuncturist know, we want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible.  After the treatment some people feel energized while others feel a deep sense of relaxation.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Upon request I provide my patients with an invoice called a Superbill.  A Superbill uses standardized codes for the treatments performed and is to be submitted to your insurance company for full or partial reimbursement of the cost of your visit, depending on your policy.  Cost of treatment is due at the time of service.

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Office Hours and Location

Community Acupuncture


9am - 5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 3pm

Private Sessions

By Appt. Mon. - Fri.

Office Location

634 Schemmer Dr.
Suite 202
Prescott, AZ 86305