Does Acupuncture Hurt?

No, acupuncture should not hurt! Christina is a very gentle practitioner who uses small hair-like needles that minimizes the feeling of the needle insertion.  Many people do not feel the needle insertion, however they may experience a quick prick, or a heavy or tingly sensation when the acupuncture point is stimulated.  This heavy or tingly sensation is attributed to the arrival of "Qi" in the body and is a good sign!  Christina encourages patients to provide feedback about any sensations they are experiencing during treatment, and wants her patients to be able to relax during each session.

Can I bring my child in for an acupuncture treatment?

Yes, Christina is experienced with pediatric care and loves working with children.  She offers non-insertive treatments for babies and young children, and regular treatments for older children.

I can't come to your clinic.  Do you offer home visits?

Christina offers home visits in the Central Vermont and Northeast Kingdom areas of VT.  Please call 802-595-2248, or email to see if you're in our home coverage area, and to schedule a visit.


I'm pregnant, is acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine safe?

There are some acupuncture points and Chinese herbs that are contraindicated in pregnancy.  If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant please tell Christina immediately, and she will modify the treatment to help promote the health of you and your baby during your pregnancy.


How often should I get acupuncture treatments?

Each person is a unique individual and the frequency of visits vary depending on the length of time of the complaint, age, and general health.  However, a general guideline is 4-6 visits for an acute condition, with other chronic situations requiring longer treatment.  Christina assess each individual during the first visit, and will develop and discuss a treatment plan that is right for you.


Do you accept insurance?

We are working on becoming in network providers with local insurance companies.  Please check back in soon!