Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine are thousands of years old and are comprised of safe, effective, tried & true methods of healing. Some relevant updates have been made in the past few decades, including the adoption of single-use, sterile needles, which eliminates the risk of bloodborne disease passage. You will see me remove each individual needle from a sterile blister-pack immediately prior to use. All reusable equipment (such as cups or gua sha spoons) is sterilized between uses.
Your confidentiality is guaranteed at Artemesia, just as it is at any doctor’s visit. Your personal information is protected by the HIPAA patient privacy law and may be shared only with your insurance company and your referring practitioner, unless you give me written permission to do otherwise. However, security cannot be guaranteed for correspondence via email. If you choose to contact me through email, I will assume you are aware of privacy risks.