Acupuncture has been an essential part of medicine
and healing for thousands of years. You may have seen someone receiving
acupuncture treatment on television and thought it looked interesting – or perhaps
Scientific studies reveal evidence that acupuncture, a complex system of diagnosis and treatment that views the person as a whole being, can ease pain and treat a wide range of ailments.
Acupuncture involves placing hair-thin needles
in various pressure points (called acupoints) throughout the body. Such
stimulation is believed to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities and
enhance function. Acupuncture can be used to relieve pain, anxiety, stress,
chronic fatigue, insomnia, infertility and more.
Additionally, acupuncture is currently being used
for smoking cessation, alcohol and drug addiction, facial rejuvenation, weight loss and post-traumatic stress.
Acupuncture is offered at Franciscan St. Francis
Health. Licensed acupuncturist Rebecca Flack is now seeing both men and women
at the Women’s Health/Massage Therapy department in the Wellness Suite at Franciscan St. Francis
Health – Indianapolis.
Flack is an honors graduate of the Midwest College
of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and the University of Indianapolis. She holds
an associate’s degree in nursing, a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a
master’s degree in both acupuncture and oriental medicine.
Flack offers acupuncture, cupping and various
other traditional Chinese therapies.
Services are available by appointment on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an
appointment, call (317) 528-5865.
What to expect at an acupuncturist
Your first visit will begin
with an in-depth assessment of your condition and an initial treatment by your acupuncturist.
This visit typically last approximately 90 minutes. Follow-up sessions
are normally 60 minutes in length.
During the assessment, the acupuncturist will ask you about your treatment needs, lifestyle and personal
behavior. Although treatment will focus on your chief complaint, Chinese
medicine considers the whole person in order to develop the most appropriate
course of treatment.
During treatment we will help
you relax with aromatherapy and soothing music.
Preparing for your acupuncture treatment
- Fully complete
the Acupuncture Health History Questionnaire.
- Feel free to
bring any lab or medical reports that relate to your current condition.
- Avoid alcohol on
the day of your treatment.
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Many of the acupuncture points are located
on the arms and legs. You will be more comfortable if your clothing can
easily be rolled up to your elbows and knees.
What does an acupuncture treatment cost?
- New patient consultation and
treatment - $125
- Additional treatments - $75
- Herbal formulas and other
Chinese therapies – Priced separately