Acupuncture

Acupuncture Tampa 33647

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture at North Tampa Spine & Joint Center use single use disposable filiform needles. The needles are ordered pre-wrapped and sterilized. The needles are opened just prior to insertion. Because of this practice infection is extremely low. Acupuncture has relatively few side effects. Occasionally bleeding, bruising or soreness can occur around the insertion points.

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

More and more insurance companies are realizing the benefits of acupuncture and are now covering the procedure. Remember every insurance company is different and each company offers many different plans. Some plans cover acupuncture while others do not. To find out if your insurance covers acupuncture call our office and let a staff member check for you. Our insurance department is educated on how to navigate the insurance company.

Is Acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture is rarely painful. Occasionally a patient will feel a poke. As you can see from the picture below the needles are about the thickness of human hair. This allows the needles to be inserted with typically no pain at all.

What conditions are treated with acupuncture?

- if you hover the mouse over the acupuncture tab on the top right you will see an option stating “conditions treated with acupuncture”