Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept insurance?

Acupuncture is increasingly covered by insurance. We do not process the insurance claims for you but do provide you with a receipt after each session that contains all the information that is customarily requested by insurance companies. Many patients receive some insurance reimbursement. It is completely dependent on your individual plan and you may want to call your provider before hand to determine the conditions and extent of your coverage for acupuncture treatment.


What are the Needles like and are they safe?

Acupuncture needles are solid, stainless steel and no thicker than a few strains of human hair. They bear absolutely no resemblance to hypodermic syringes and are designed for painless insertion. Only the highest quality, pre–sterilized needles are used. Yes. Sterile disposable needles are used. They are used once and then disposed of immediately insertions are very shallow, just beneath the skin. Sensations differ from person to person. Some people feel nothing at all, while others experience a temporary dull ache or a tingling sensation.


Do I have to be ill to benefit from acupuncture?

Absolutely not. Many patients come for regular treatments to achieve increased effectiveness and enjoyment in life. Acupuncture is helpful to increase the range of responses we may have to life events, and deepen our relationships to our work, other people and our own lives. Acupuncture is also a powerful preventative measure to keep us healthy throughout the year. However, if you stop to think about it, most of us have some things (mental or physical) that keep us from enjoying their lives as fully as they used to. Acupuncture can help address these issues that you would never think to address with your physician.


How frequently do I need to come to benefit from treatment?

Of course this depends on why you are coming, your underlying health and vitality, and the duration and severity of any medical condition, should you have one. Following the initial consultation, typically you may be seen in weekly one-hour sessions for 6-8 visits. During this time, significant signs of progress will likely appear. As you experience improvement in your condition and enjoy a greater sense of ease in life, treatments may be extended to every other week, every three weeks, monthly and eventually seasonally. The frequency of treatments varies with each individual.


I want to come for treatment. What do I do next?

 Contact me by email or phone. I will discuss your concerns and schedule an initial visit. If you would like a free 15 minute consultation, please let me know. During your first visit we will explore a treatment schedule that will best meet your needs.

If you would like to schedule an animal appointment, you must have your animal seen by a vet. Please contact me prior to the vet visit so we can schedule the appointment to fit into the 14 day period regarded by law.





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Noreen Javornik Acupuncture

Laurel, Maryland 20723

301 . 725 . 9229