Marybeth Keigher, Boulder, CO: Alternative Women's Health Treatments, Acupuncture, Sound Therapy

Questions and Answers

Do Acupuncture needles hurt?
The needles are inserted just beneath the surface of the skin. The sensations felt vary from person to person; sometimes there is no sensation at all, at other times there is a dull, momentary ache or tingling. They are very slender – barely thicker than a human hair – yet they are strong and flexible.

How do I know if Acupuncture can help me?
I offer a free initial consultation for 30 minutes to meet potential patients, see what their needs are, and determine if Acupuncture is the best treatment for them. See Home Page for what Acupuncture Treats.

How many treatments would I need?
The number of treatments required is determined by the severity and history of your symptoms. I usually recommend treatment one time weekly for 10 weeks and then every other week for 2 treatments. After that my patient and I decide whether more treatment is needed and at what frequency. Acupuncture is a process of becoming well and staying well. Seasonal treatments are recommended to maintain Question and Answers about Acupuncturebalance and strengthen the immune system.

Is Acupuncture safe?
In the hands of a registered & trained acupuncturist, your safety is assured. The needles I use are made of the finest quality surgical steel, are extremely thin, pre-sterilized & are about the width of a human hair. Acupuncture needles do not have a hollow center, are single use and are properly disposed of after each use.

How do I know my Acupuncturist is competent?
State registered Acupuncturists in the U.S.A. have passed the National Certification Commission exam for the Certification of Acupuncturists (N.C.C.A.) Registered Acupuncturists will have N.C.C.A. listed after their name.

How much does this cost?
Call for pricing: 303-440-5514