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  • Is it ok if I wear perfume or cologne?
    We kindly ask that you refrain from using strong smelling colognes or perfumes as many of our patients are sensitive to strong smells.
  • Is acupuncture safe?
    When done by a qualified acupuncturist acupuncture is safe. Your Acupuncturist had to complete thousands of hours in training, complete four board exams and learn Clean Needle Technique. Needles are sterile one time use and cleanliness is a priority here at AdvancedOM.
  • Should eat before I come?
    It is best to eat your normal meals and not skip a meal before your acupuncture treatment.
  • What is Acupuncture?
    Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine which activates the bodies energy system to correct imbalances. This can be used to aid in recovery from an illness, treat pain, help you handle stress, and relax, just to name a few. Acupuncture and herbal medicine (Oriental Medicine) is a complete system of medicine. Here is the definition according to the Florida Board of Acupuncture: "Acupuncture” means a form of primary health care, based on traditional Chinese medical concepts and modern oriental medical techniques, that employs acupuncture diagnosis and treatment, as well as adjunctive therapies and diagnostic techniques, for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and the prevention of disease. Acupuncture shall include, but not be limited to, the insertion of acupuncture needles and the application of moxibustion to specific areas of the human body and the use of electroacupuncture, Qi Gong, oriental massage, herbal therapy, dietary guidelines, and other adjunctive therapies, as defined by Florida board rule.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept cash checks and all major credit cards and debit cards.
  • How do I make an Appointment?
    The easiest and fastest way is to use our online system just click any of the make an appointment buttons or the book now tab at the bottom right hand corner of the page to be redirected to our secure online portal. Please schedule only one appointment. If you need assistance give us a call at 386-264-6781 or email us at
  • Can I run a marathon right after my treatment?
    We recommend you take some time let your treatment work after your appointment. You can certainly return to life's normal activities, but avoiding strenuous activity for the rest of the day will allow time for your body to heal and "absorb" the new information it has to work with.
  • Will I need to take herbs?
    Herbs are often part of your treatment plan. Herbs are used to help with the root cause of you complaint as determined by your Chinese Medicine Diagnosis.
  • Will acupuncture help me with my complaint?
    Please visit our Acupuncture page or get in touch with us for specific questions. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are about finding the root cause of your complaint and helping your body, mind and spirit find balance.
  • What are your hours?
    Appointments are booked from 10 am till 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Our office closes at 6 pm. Appointments are subject to availability. In order to maintain a healthy amount of time with each of our patients we do not accept walk-in appointments. New Patients please allow 90 minutes for your appointment. Follow-up appointments are 60 minutes.
  • How many treatments does acupuncture take to work?
    A specific number can be difficult to answer. Acute problems often get faster results. As a guideline if you are dealing with long term chronic issue we estimate one month (4 weeks) of treatment for every year your issue has been occurring, now please understand there will be improvements all along the way in most cases. As a general guideline we ask that you plan for six visits. Many choose to come regularly to stay healthy and help you body deal with stressors.
  • What is Qi?
    Most simply Qi is energy. There is an important saying in the classic texts of Chinese Medicine and that is "Qi moves blood and Blood nourishes Qi" this is one of the most basic concepts of healing with acupuncture.
  • Do you take insurance?
    We are a non-participating provider and do not accept insurance directly. Upon request we can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance. All payments are due at the time of your visit.
  • Can I design my treatment?
    Your practitioner will use all his many years of training and experience to design your treatment. There are many approaches in Chinese medicine, we will include acupuncture and perhaps other modalities into your treatment and herbs as indicated by your diagnosis. We do not offer services like a menu.
  • What should I wear to my appointment?
    It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts and a t-shirt or tank top are ideal. You may bring clothes to change into, or you can also be respectfully draped. If our treatment includes Myofascial Release, Tuina, Cupping or Gua Sha you will be asked to remove clothing accordingly and be respectfully draped.
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