Frequently asked questions

Here’s are a list of frequently asked questions from most acupuncture patients.  If you have further questions please contact

What should I do before my first appointment?

The most important thing you can do is relax.  Try not to schedule your appointment at an extremely busy time.  Read more about how to prepare.

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is best known for its ability to relieve pain specifically head, upper and lower back, neck and joint pain.  However acupuncture is effective in treating digestive issues, urogenital disorders, menopause, PMS, infertility, sexual dysfunction, hypertension, respiration disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and many more common health problems.  In addition there are treatments for addiction like alcohol, nicotine and drugs as well as beauty treatments such as facial rejuvenation and cellulite treatment.

How often will I need to come?

This is a complex question that has to do with your individual case, medical history, lifestyle and goals, and other therapies you are using.  Acupuncture engages your body’s own natural healing ability, a process that is often gradual and incremental, or even cyclical.   There is a clear cumulative benefit to acupuncture treatment in aiding this process – meaning, you are most likely to experience its benefits through repetition.  Acupuncture can sometimes have immediate and dramatic results, but to  give acupuncture a “fair try,” come at least 3 to 4 times, about a week apart, to see if your healing response starts to kick in.  And while a case of moderate severity usually sees improvements within 3-5 weekly treatments, additional following-up, at varying intervals, may be helpful until you reach your healthy goals after which, come only as needed.

What should I wear to my appointment?

It’s a good idea to wear loose clothing so that the acupuncturist can easily reach the points.  It also aids in the relaxation needed for healing.  Read more about how to prepare for your appointment.

What should I expect from my first visit?

After your appointment your body may feel different during the hours and days that follow.  Many patients have described this as a feeling of energy moving, including temporary aches, heaviness, tingling and other benign sensations, as well as a shift in energy levels.  As stated earlier there is a clear cumulative benefit to acupuncture treatment, meaning, you are most likely to experience its benefits through repetition.  Acupuncture can sometimes have immediate and dramatic results, but to give acupuncture a “fair try,” come at least 3 to 4 times and measure the benefits.

Does it hurt?

The needles used in acupuncture treatments have no resemblance to hypodermic syringes.  Made of the highest quality stainless steel, they are very slender, barely beyond the thickness of a human hair and are inserted just beneath the surface of the skin.  Sensations, which last only seconds, vary from person to person and have been described as tingling, aching, warm or heavy.

Where is the office?

Golden Cabinet Acupuncture is located at 6010 Kellers Church Road, Suite B (second floor) Pipersville PA.  Also Ms. Schaufele offers house calls for anyone interested in home care.

Why does acupuncturists ask question my doctor never does?

Acupuncturist consistently ask about four main areas of your health; what do you eat, how do you sleep, how’s your digestion, and how’s your energy.  These basic health and wellness question are often over looked by western medicine.  Your acupuncturist will ask about many areas of your health.

 Can you use health insurance for acupuncture?

All workers compensation and motor vehicle insurance accepts acupuncture for residents of Pennsylvania.  Additionally there are several plans in PA that offer Acupuncture, check with your specific plan to find out.

Does Golden Cabinet take credit cards?

Golden Cabinet accepts all major credit cards Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

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