Medical Acupuncture at Danto Osteopathic
Medical Acupuncture is the utilization of acupuncture by a physician, such as Dr. Danto, who has undertaken the arduous task of at least 300-hours of additional training recognized as continuing medical education. It has been uniquely developed in the United States as a melting pot representation of acupuncture from all over the world. The combination of Medical Acupuncture with the specialty practice of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine clearly bridges the gap between the energetic historic basis of acupuncture and the biomechanical and neurochemical components of its use.
Questions People Ask About Medical Acupuncture
Q: Will it hurt?
A: Most people only feel about 1 in 10 needles. The ones that hurt usually only hurt for a second...like being bit by a mosquito. If a needle continues to hurt, then patient's are encouraged to tell Dr. Danto. There is usually something he can do to alleviate the discomfort.
Q: How long does it take?
A: It depends... The number of needles may be determined by the goal of the treatment. If the acupuncture is targeting specific muscles, then it takes only an additional few minutes during a visit. If the acupuncture is designed to balance discord within the whole body and requires several needles, then it usually takes an additional 15-25 minutes (5-10 minutes to place the needles and 15 minutes for them to provide balance).
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Typically, we only charge an additional $20 to $25. We can offer the acupuncture for this reduced rate because we are usually reimbursed for the office visit and for osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Q: Do you always use needles?
A: No. We sometimes use acupressure, Low-level Laser Therapy, cupping, or even Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to attain the changes in the Acupuncture channels or points.