Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, please call our office at  (423) 886-2004.

General

Q: Who are CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates?

A: We are a primary family care practice (ages 5-99+) providing traditional, preventive, and wellness services as well as other healing practices - all under one roof.

Q: Are you accepting new patients? 

A: We accept new patients based on availability. Please call our office to find out specific provider availability.



Acupuncture

Q: Who can benefit from acupuncture?

A: Most people can benefit from acupuncture. Many use acupuncture to relax and alleviate the stress of life. Others use it to treat conditions they have lived with for years, or acute conditions that come up. Many people find that they have at least one friend who has had acupuncture and can share a story about their experience.

Q: Is acupuncture painful?

A: We use very fine, solid, high grade surgical stainless steel acupuncture needles about the thickness of a human hair to stimulate the acupuncture points. These needles are pre-sterilized and disposable. All of this leads to a painless experience.

Q: How does acupuncture feel?

A: Many patients feel nothing, and others may feel a small tap followed by a sensation of warmth or heaviness. Most patients find the sensation of acupuncture pleasant and leave feeling relaxed. We can adjust our needling technique for hyper-sensitive, weak or older patients.

Q: What can I expect?

A: Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture. However, some conditions that have arisen over a course of many years will be relieved only with slow, steady progress. As in any form of healing, the patient's attitude, diet, lifestyle and determination will affect the outcome of a course of treatment.

Q: How long does acupuncture take?

A: A typical office visit will last from 45 minutes to an hour. You should eat something before coming and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.