Frequently Asked Questions
Healing Ground Acupuncture
Does acupuncture hurt? 
No, acupuncture should not hurt. A momentary prick is often felt around the needle as it is inserted, eventually creating a dull pressure or tingling around the area during the treatment. Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment. This can only occur if the treatment is comfortable and gentle.


Is acupuncture safe?
As long as it is performed by a competent practitioner, acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles that are discarded after one use. 


What does acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine’s ability to treat chronic pain and more than 43 general disorders, such as...

  • allergies, asthma, sinusitus and other respiratory problems; 

  • ulcers, gastritis and other gastrointestinal disorders; 

  • menstruation or fertility problems, as well as other gynecological disorders; 

  • arthritis, neuralgia and other joint pain; 

  • migraines, insomnia, dizziness and other nervous system disorders; 

  • back, neck and shoulder pain; 

  • depression, anxiety, addictions and other emotional or psychological issues. 


What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, check, visa and mastercard are the accepted forms of payment.


How many treatments will I need?
This is unique to the individual. For most chronic conditions, 5-7 treatments on a weekly basis tends to offer the best outcome. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits.


What type of education or background do Healing Ground practitioners have?
Nationally certified, our practitioners are recognized by the State of Illinois as qualified health care professionals. To become a licensed practitioner in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, graduates must complete thousands of hours of training.

Each Healing Ground practitioner has completed their training and clinical internships and is fully licensed. Some are generalists, while others specialize in areas such as obstetrics and gynecology. They combine the benefits of ancient techniques with the rigorous training modern society demands.