Han Acupuncture, LLC
5959 West Loop South, Suite 512 ● Bellaire, TX 77401 ● 832-455-8242
Frequently Asked Questions
Do the needles hurt?
Acupuncture needles are extremely fine (approx .2 mm). They
feel nothing like hyperdermic needle doctors use for injections.
find that treatments are actually quite relaxing. In general, the
effect of acupuncture is gentle with minimum side effects.

Are the needles sterile?
Yes. All needles used are individually packaged, sterile, and
disposed of after single use.

What to expect on your first visit?
During your first visit, we will ask you a wide range of questions
about your symptoms, health history, lifestyle, and habits. In
addition, as part of TCM diagnosis, the practitioner
will need to check your tongue and pulse, as they reflect the
general health of organs and meridians. This information is
then organized to create a comprehensive diagnosis of where
Qi has become blocked or imbalanced so the practitioner can
assess disharmony in your body.

We recommend that patients have a light meal or snack prior to
treatment, and wear loose comfortable clothing. Inform the
practitioner about all treatments or medications you are taking
and all medical conditions you have.

How long do treatments last?
The initial visit takes between an hour and an hour and half.
This include consultation, evaluation and treatment. Follow-up
visits usually take from forty five minutes to an hour.

Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we accept insurance. However, coverage varies. It is
better to contact your insurance company to verify your
coverage before your visit. Medicare and Medicaid do not
cover acupuncture. However, certain supplemental plans to
Medicare and Medicaid do cover acupuncture.
How acupuncture works?
According to TCM, Qi
(pronounced "chee")
is the vital energy that
animates the body and
protects it from illness.
Like rivers, Qi flows through
pathways call meridians
and provides nourishment
to the body. When there is
a blockage or imbalance in
the flow of Qi, symptoms
associated with illness may

To treat Qi imbalances, fine,
sterile needles are inserted
at specific points along the
meridian pathway. This
unblocks and rebalances the flow of Qi, promotes natural
healing, and can also improve overall function and well-being.
used to stimulate energy flow along meridians.

Acupuncture points related to specific organs are focused on
and treated based on an individuals unique symptoms.

How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments varies depending on your particular
condition. Chronic conditions will take longer than acute
conditions. Twice a week for the first few weeks is
recommended to achieve the best results. As your condition
improves, the treatment can be scale back to once a week,
once every two weeks or once a month. It is also advisable to
come in for periodic check-ups and preventive maintenance.

For cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation, at least 10
treatments, twice a week for 5 weeks recommended for optimal
Han Acupuncture, LLC
Han Acupuncture, LLC