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FAQ

DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

Yes, acupuncture is very effective for many conditions. Chantal has seen very difficult and complicated cases greatly improved or completely resolved with the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and massage.

DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?

For most people acupuncture is a painless process. There can be some mild ache associated with acupuncture, but most people find the experience deeply relaxing and restorative.

WHAT ARE FREE FLOW HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE’S SPECIALTIES?

Chantal specializes in women’s health, digestive health and pain management. Although these are the main conditions she sees here at the clinic, she has successfully treated many other complaints. If you’d like to know if Chantal has experience working with your specific complaint give her a call. She would be happy to spend 10 min on the phone to discuss your case. You can also read through Free Flow Health’s Testimonials.

DOES FREE FLOW HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE ACCEPT INSURANCE?

Yes, we do accept insurance. Most major insurance companies in Sand Diego and in California cover acupuncture. There are many different plans and different coverage policies. Free Flow Health is in network with Blue Shield and Optum Health which includes United. We also accept out of network insurance if  you have a PPO.

We would be more than happy to check on your benefits for you. Please email freeflowhealth@gmail.com to get the process started.

HOW BIG ARE ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES?

Acupuncture needles are the size of a hair. They are single use sterile needles that slide smoothly through the skin and don’t draw blood.

WHAT IS QI?

The concept of Qi is based on the ancient Chinese initial understanding of natural phenomena. That is, Qi is the most basic substance of which the world is comprised. Everything in the universe results from the movements and changes of Qi.

IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?

When performed by a licensed acupuncturist acupuncture is very safe. The World Health Organization endorses acupuncture for the treatment of many pain syndromes. Acupuncture has been used safely in China and all around the world. All needles are sterile and single use only.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO PUT THE NEEDLES?

Free Flow Health Acupuncture started in San Diego in 2010. Chantal is a very  experienced acupuncturist and has a great diversity of knowledge and experience. When she sees patients she uses syndrome differentiation to classify all disorders. We she diagnoses which channels are out of balance she uses acupuncture along these affected channels.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DOES IT TAKE TO ACHIEVE RESULTS?

Each situation is unique. Generally speaking, acute conditions often resolve within 4-6 treatments while chronic pain and complicated illness may take up to 10-12 treatments. Irregular cycles can take up to 3 months to see a pattern of normalcy begin to take shape.

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO COME FOR TREATMENT?

This also depends on the condition. Acute conditions respond well to 2-3 treatments per week for a short period of time. More intense situations and chronic conditions often warrant weekly treatments for a period of time. After their chief complaint is resolved many patients opt to come once or twice a month for wellness and prevention.