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  • Must be a graduate from a ACAOM-accredited program (Licensed Acupuncturist L.Ac.), complete an accredited clean needle technique course offered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCOAM). Complete an accredited internship. Must be certified by an overseas regulatory board (three (3) examples are the NCCAOM (Dipl.Ac) in the United States; BAC in the United Kingdom; CTCMA in the province of British Columbia. You can also research the requirements from the country the practitioner studied.
  • During your initial treatment you will have a health consultation, to gather all the information needed to provide the best treatment for your individual needs. Acupuncture will commence after your consultation.
  • Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache if the acupuncturist needs to adjust the needles. Occasionally for certain techniques you may feel a slight prick sensation. While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed which can continue long after they are removed.
  • In the hands of a Licensed Acupuncturist using sterilized disposable needles it is completely safe, pain free and effective for treating many acute and chronic conditions.
  • Yes, it is safe to have Acupuncture during pregnancy and is very effective in relieving many pregnancy and postpartum conditions. We highly recommend having acupuncture during the first trimester to assist in embryo development. Acupunture is also very effective for inducing labor if necessary and for assisting with breech baby syndrome. It is important to let your practitioner know if you are pregnant to ensure they avoid certain contraindicated points.
  • Everyone is treated on an individual basis. Acupuncture is a therapy which works as a course of treatments. Once your practitioner has completed your initial treatment, they will advise of how many treatments you will need to complete your course, for the best results.
  • In Bermuda Acupuncture is partially covered by B.F&M., Argus and Colonial Insurance. At COHA HEALTH we require upfront payment and you will be provided with a receipt and signed slip to submit to your insurance provider. You will be reimbursed directly from your provider depending on what your provider allows on your policy. If you are not sure of your coverage please call your insurance provider for more information.
  • If you need any formulas or supplements your practitioner will advise you at the end of your treatment.