Acupuncture FAQs

Phone: 304.322.0093
Email: info@romansacupuncture.com

Q. What conditions do you commonly treat?

A. The conditions we treat most often include:


  •     Chronic Pain
  •     Migraine, Back & Joint Pain, Carpal Tunnel
  •     Digestive (IBS, Acid Reflux, Crones, Bloating)
  •     Allergies (Food, Respiratory, Asthma, Sinusitis)
  •     Female Health (Infertility, PMS, Menopause)
  •     Autoimmune Disease (Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue)
  •     Chronic Illness (Fibromyalgia, Cancer, Diabetes)
  •     Weight Loss (Thyroid, Cellulite Reduction)
  •     Pediatric Health (Autism, ADHD, Cold & Flu)
  •     Emotional (Anxiety, Addiction, Insomnia)
  •     Skin Conditions (Psoriasis, Eczema, Hives, Acne)


Q. How long does a normal acupuncture treatment last?

A. Your consultation and first acupuncture treatment will take around one hour and fifteen minutes. Follow up appointments are usually 40 minutes to an hour.



Q. How often do I need to return for follow-up visits?


A. For most treatment plans we like to see you once a week for 5 weeks. After the 5th
treatment we will reevaluate your progress to see if you are at least 30 to 50% better. For infertility and female cycle issues we usually need more than the 5 treatments to see if there is any change.


Q. Does acupuncture hurt? [Details]

A. NO. Acupuncture needles (called filiform needles) are solid and are only the size of one strand of hair. They spread the skin cells instead of cutting the skin. This is very different from an injection needle, which is larger, hollow, and meant to inject medication or remove blood from the body. Needless acupuncture is also available.



Q. Does acupuncture treat____________?

A. This question is asked all the time. In 1997 the NIH and WHO both put out a list of illness and syndromes that acupuncture can treat. The clinic has a wide range of treatment options to help improve not only the pain level but the quality of life of any patient. We often see patients when they have tried everything else. Treatments could be for pain, infertility, autism, mental health or just over all well being. Keep in mind that it is always easier to prevent an illness than to reverse it.