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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions




What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the body. By doing so, the area of the body the needles are inserted into are stimulated. When the needles enter the body, your immune, nervous and musculoskeletal systems are also stimulated or activated. This allows the body's energy (Qi) to flow, opening up any areas where the energy may be stuck. This sets the stage for the body to begin to repair and heal itself.

How can acupuncture work for me?

Acupuncture's main objectives are to relieve symptoms of any particular condition you may be suffering from, to strengthen the immune system, regulate the central nervous system and to balance, harmonize and integrate the functions of the internal organs with each other. This all combines to balance, harmonize and unify your body and mind creating your optimal health, no matter what you suffer from or to prevent you from getting sick.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Although everyone has different levels of pain tolerance, acupuncture does not cause pain. There can be a slight sensation as the needles are inserted but it dissipates quickly.

Does acupuncture help with addictions?

Yes! The number of sessions depend on the level of addiction, length of addiction, age, and the person themselves. Some people quit with only a few session while others need 12 or more.

Are Acupuncture needles Similar to the one's hospitals use?

Absolutely not! Those needles are hypodermic needles and are hollow to inject medicine or remove fluids from the body. They range in size (or gauge) from 1.3mm (17G) to 0.45mm (26G). By comparison, acupuncture needles are not hollow and range from 0.3mm (30G) to 0.16mm (40G). So, as you can see, the largest acupuncture needle is still 0.15mm smaller than the smallest hypodermic needle.

How big are the needles?

I typically use 30 gauge needles.

How far are the needles inserted?

Typically not very deep. The depth is determined by many factors such as symptoms, area of treatment, etc. Before each session we will discuss your treatment and I will answer all your questions so you will be completely informed before we begin treatment.

What is a "TENS unit"?

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a device with two or more electrode clamps or pads that send small electrical currents to targeted body parts. An electrical stimulation unit does the same but with clamps that attach to the needles providing a deeper reach. 



How long are the sessions?

Sessions usually last 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your situation at the time of your appointment. Your first appointment will last 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes as the initial consultation will require extra time.

How many sessions WILL I NEED?

Each patient's health problems and subsequent responses are unique, therefore the number and frequency of treatments varies. The typical recommendation is 1-2 treatments a week for 16-20 weeks, although some patients respond favorably after 2-4 treatments. Some may not notice results until the 9th or 10th visit. In general, chronic conditions require more treatments over a longer period of time than acute conditions. Acupuncture builds towards improvement each time you have it done. Just like exercise and diet do. The more you dedicate yourself to your treatment, the sooner you'll see results! 

How much does it cost?

The cost of treatment is dependent upon many factors. Insurance companies set the cost they will cover for treatment if they do in fact cover acupuncture. What we do within a session can change the cost as well. Within out first meeting, we'll talk about your health history, what's currently ailing you and once I've gathered that information, I'll be better able to decide what treatment will work best for you. I want to heal you, not bankrupt you. Please contact me to discuss payment options, I will work with you if your insurance won't cover acupuncture.

Is acupuncture covered by my insurance?

Most major insurance plans and more and more insurance companies are starting to cover acupuncture. Contact me to see if your insurance will cover a portion of your treatments though, WHA does not accept insurance.

Acupuncture has really helped me! Could my Child get acupuncture? would they be too young?

Yes, (s)he could! I've treated patients as young as 7 years old. They just need to be able to understand what we'll do and follow simple instructions. A parent or guardian must always be present. 



What is cbd?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons. Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis that gets users high. Unlike THC, CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high.

What’s the difference between CBD from hemp and CBD from marijuana?

Both hemp and marijuana are from the same genus and species (cannabis sativa). The characteristic of having low THC is the single difference that most rely on to distinguish industrial hemp from marijuana. CBD taken from hemp and marijuana is the exact same compound.

How do I consume CBD?

The CBD oil we offer has a couple different applications. You can hold a sublingual dose under the tongue for 30-60 seconds (recommended for fastest absorption), apply the oil topically to your skin (can be applied directly to a problem area or mixed with your favorite moisturizer), or blend the oil in a health-conscious smoothie. We will include further dosing instructions with the product.

CBD Products

CBD Products


Our CBD oil is lab-tested as soon as it is extracted and then again by a third party lab (Steep Hill) in Berkeley, California, to ensure an accurate amount of CBD. In addition, we test for over 200 pesticides, herbicides, mold, fungi, heavy metals, and mycotoxins. We use cutting-edge testing and world-class equipment to ensure that our products are safe and healthy. Please contact us for current lab results.

Is your CBD a whole plant extract, synthetic, or an isolate?

We would never sacrifice quality by providing a synthetic CBD or CBD isolate blend. We use a whole plant extract that is rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial oils. The Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem sought to compare the effectiveness of a completely purified CBD extract versus a full-spectrum extract of cannabis flowers containing large quantities of CBD. The conclusion of the study was that the whole plant extract, which contained a large percentage of CBD but also contained traces of the other cannabinoids, proved far more effective than CBD-only solutions in alleviating inflammation and pain sensation.

What other cannabinoids are in your CBD oil?

Our full-spectrum CBD oil contains high concentrations of CBD and also other beneficial cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, CBDA, and CBDV. These beneficial cannabinoids are not psychoactive and are being studied scientifically for a wide variety of health benefits. Cannabinoids work synergistically together with what is known as the entourage effect.

When does the product expire?

Without refrigeration, the product will last for 12 months. Refrigeration is completely optional but will extend the shelf life of the product to 18 months.

What other ingredients are in your CBD oil?

Our CBD oil has only one ingredient, hemp! Our extracts contain 100% organic cold pressed hemp oil and our proprietary full spectrum CBD concentrate. There are no other additives, preservatives, emulsifiers, or flavorings.

Where do you source your hemp from?

Our CBD oil is extracted from organic hemp plants cultivated on licensed farms in Colorado, USA – all nourished with pristine Rocky Mountain water and lots of sunshine. It’s grown the way nature intended and harvested at peak perfection.

Why is NuLeaf Naturals not USDA certified?

The USDA has made the statement that they will not certify any hemp products grown in the United States at this time. We partnered with an industry-leading third-party lab, Steep Hill, to ensure that our CBD oil is 100% organic. Please contact us for current lab results.

CBD Extraction

CBD Extraction

How do you extract the CBD and other cannabinoids from the raw plant material?

We use green extraction methods that utilize CO2, which leaves behind no toxins, heavy metals, or chemicals to degrade the product in any way. CO2 is safe to use in food products and commonly found in carbonated beverages, and our bodies even produce CO2 when we breathe!

What type of CO2 extraction do you use?

We use a combination of both Subcritical and Supercritical extractions. This allows us to perform a “fractional extraction” by first extracting at lower temperatures and pressures to remove the lighter, temperature-sensitive volatile oils, and then subsequently extracting the same material at a higher pressure and temperature to remove the remaining oils. This approach is the best because it allows us to extract a complete range of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and other beneficial phytochemicals that yield a more potent blend.