Acupuncture in Tampa, FL

Acupuncture is a holistic medicine that can help to decrease pain but is also helpful for internal conditions like: Anxiety, GI problems, Fertility, Thyroid, Allergies and much more.

Initial Visit

An initial consultation with Dr. Hanson will be required to find out if you are a candidate for Acupuncture treatment. If you are determined to be a candidate, we can perform your first procedure the same day.

What to Expect

► The procedure is quick, you're in and out of the office in about 30 minutes.
► The # of procedures you will need will vary based on your specific condition, the amount of time you've had it, etc.
► Once you are being treated, the doctor will analyze how your body is responding, and will then be able to give you an accurate estimate of what you can expect from further treatments.
► The acupuncture process is repeated 1-2 time a week until maximum improvement is seen.
► Acupuncture treatment can and often results in a complete absence or control of symptoms, even in severe conditions that have been present for years.

Conditions We Treat

While acupuncture is amazing at treating any type of pain condition, in the hands of a well trained practitioner (like Dr. Josh Hanson) it has many broader applications.

► Pain Conditions: low back pain, sciatica, disc herniations, disc buldges, neck pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff pain, knee pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, (all pain conditions).
► Digestive disorders: IBS, chron's, ulcerative colitis, gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea.
► Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections.
► Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.
► Fertility and menstrual problems, including support before and during IVF/IUI procedures.

And much more.. the medical literature shows acupuncture's effect on nearly every biophysical system

Common Questions

The medical literature shows acupuncture’s effect on nearly every biophysical system in the body. I’ve seen patients suffering from a wide variety of problems respond to acupuncture treatment when nothing else has worked. 

So, for most people, yes, acupuncture is something you should explore.

The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. For complex or long-standing conditions, one or two treatments a week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required, and for health maintenance, we recommend monthly tune ups.

No. It’s very comfortable. Most people end up taking a nap during their treatment and leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. 

Insurance companies only like to cover treatments that don’t actually fix the problem. So we’re out of network for all insurance. The good news is, that you are the one in charge of what procedures you get, not an insurance company. And acupuncture treatment is very affordable.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

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