No, most people do not feel any pain when the fine
needle is inserted. Some patients may feel a very slight
sensation. Acupuncture makes people get relaxed and fall asleep
after a few minutes. Patients may have some sensations such as
numbness, warmth and pressure which are different from pain.
Because acupuncture needles are very fine and thin (about the side of a
woman's hair). The needles are solid, made of stainless steel and
nothing is injected through them. Dr. Woo has a unique painless
insertion technique to place a needle with little or no sensation.
- Are the needles safe and clean?
It is safe and clean. Our clinic applies only
pre-sterilized, disposable needles to ensure the safety and hygiene of
- How many treatments will I need?
It depends on the patient's condition, but one series
of treatments is made up of ten visits. Although some patients may
need only 4 to 5 visits and others may need 2 to 3 series of treatments.
To obtain the best results from acupuncture, we recommend three
consecutive visits followed by two or three times a week.
Today most insurance covers acupuncture benefits, but
it depends on your health care provider and what type of health
insurance plan you are enrolled in. Our office also accepts
- Do you use Herbs and Nutrition?
Yes, we do. Acupuncture is just a part of the
Traditional Chinese Medicine. The herbal medicine represents a
large part of the service we provide. In addition to hundreds of
beneficial Chinese herbs we also use nutrition supplements such as
Enzyme and Probiotics to enhance the healthful results from acupuncture.
Our office provides the best Chinese herbal formulas in the form of
tablets, capsules or granules.
- Can you help me get drug / addiction
free or quit smoking?
Yes. Dr. Woo's unique acupuncture technique plus
his inherited proven herbal formula can help anyone who is ready and
motivated to stop drug taking and/or smoking. We have a drug
addiction free/quit-smoking program that combines acupuncture, herbs,
nutritional and behavioral counseling to help out patients achieve the
goal of becoming addiction free or stop smoking. It works and it