Acupuncture Wellness Center

Becky Hinman, L.Ac.

"Educate & Heal"

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Please Call 607-734-8849 to schedule an appointment

Acupuncture originated in China more than 3000 years ago, and due to its proven effectiveness has been embraced throughout the world.

In modern China, acupuncture is practiced alongside Western medicine in most hospitals .  It is an integral part of Traditional Oriental medicine which includes Chinese Herbs (ingesting or applying externally), Acupressure (finger pressure),  Cupping (applying vacuum to skin), Moxibustion (heating of needles or skin with burning herbs), Gwa-Sha (vigorous skin rubbing), Tui-Na (massage-like techniques, used commonly with young children), Qi Gong to help patients achieve the balance of optimal health, Nutrition, exercise and lifestyle counseling.

Oriental and Western medicine complement each other and can be integrated to offer optimal health care.
Before their first treatment many people do not believe that acupuncture can be painless.  The movement of Qi by the needles may feel like pressure, warmth or an energetic sensation, but this differs from pain.  People often comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but pleasant and relaxing.
  • How does Acupuncture feel?
Acupuncture treatments are carried out by inserting fine pre-sterilized disposable needles.  The needles are about the size of a thick hair.  They are solid and nothing is injected through them.
The needles are barely felt  upon insertion and they are allowed to work for 5 to 45 minutes, during which time the patient may relax or sleep.

If you have a real fear of needles, discuss it with your acupuncturist.  An appropriate treatment strategy can always be agreed upon.

Most pediatric patients are treated with acupressure.  
  • How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will depend on your condition and could vary from two to twelve sessions, depending on whether your symptoms are chronic or acute and on your general vitality.

Occasionally people will come in for a "tune up" to continue their general well being.  
  • How much does it cost & do you take insurance?
A full New Patient Oriental Medicine assessment and treatment is $140.00 and lasts 90 minutes. Return appointment are usually one hour  for $70.00.  We do not take insurance, BUT your receipt is a superbill which is valid documentation for health or medical savings account.  We DO take cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

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Acupuncture Wellness Center

301 W Broad St.
Horseheads, NY 14845
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