Frequently Asked Questions

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, very safe. Much safer than modern western medicine! Only sterile, pre-packaged disposable needles are used and then disposed as medical waste after one use.

Does acupuncture hurt?

No, acupuncture does not have to hurt. Hair thin needles are quickly inserted and occasionally a fleeting prick sensation is felt. Most patients are surprised that they feel nothing at all and are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment. This can only occur if the treatment is comfortable and gentle.

What conditions are treated with acupuncture?

Digestive disorders
Shallow Breathing
Chronic pain
Weak immunity
Menstrual cramps
Menopausal symptoms
Stress management
Undiagnosable Conditions

and much more…

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Many companies now do provide acupuncture coverage.
Ask us about Kaiser, Humana,  HMAA, UHA, Coventry and more as well as No-Fault and Workman’s Comp.

We can also write you a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Cash, check, or credit card are the accepted forms of payment.

How many treatments will I need?

This is unique to the individual case. You need to give acupuncture a try at least twice. Results can happen between 1-3 treatments depending on the case. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits. For most chronic conditions, cosmetic acupuncture or fertility cases weekly treatments offer the best outcome.

Does the clinic offer Chinese herbs? If so, what kind?

Yes, we have an extensive Chinese herbal pharmacy that consists of patent herbal formulas, Yuk Jiao linaments and whole raw herbs you cook at home as a tea.

What Sets Our Clinic Apart From Other Practitioners?

Three Acupuncturists in one clinic location offer a variety of perspective on difficult cases.

We will spend time talking with you.

All your questions are welcomed and discussed.

A strong awareness of the Connections between Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Diagnosis by Qi as well as traditional tongue and pulse.

Your time is respected to get you in for quick treatments when emergencies arise.

We educate you about what’s wrong, why, and how it can be healed according to Chinese medical principles.

When you get acupuncture treatments, at no extra charge, we give nutritional counseling, herbal consulting, lifestyle counseling, cupping, moxabustion, and shiatsu as needed.
Your treatment is personally tailored to your needs. Many acupuncturists use the same protocols on all of their patients. At Acupuncture Arts Hawaii, your treatment specifically reflects your unique individual dynamics based on your body’s condition.

Full Chinese Herbal Pharmacy with many herbs grown by us locally in Hawaii.
We are open on Saturdays to to suit your needs.

Free validated parking in the Century Square parking lot across from our clinic.


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