Q: What does queenpin mean?
A: Definition of queen-pin in English:
Queen-pin: noun, informal.
A woman who is essential to the success of a group, organization, or operation.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in John Bangs (1862–1922).
Herb Shop FAQ
Q: Why an herb shop?
A: Please see our article in This! Magazine, which can best answer why you may want to visit an herb shop. Of course, we also sell teas, spices, and the shop is a fun place to visit!
Q: What do you offer?
A: We offer bulk herbs, and teas, as well as herbal products made locally or in the shop. This includes herbal tea blends; DIY herbal concoction ingredients, such as beeswax and shea butter; herbal syrup kits, such as elderberry syrup and cough syrups; herbal salves, etc. We measure out the bulk items for you and package them up for you to take home.
Q: Why don’t you have a list of herbs and what they do?
A: Please see our article in This! Magazine, which explains why herbs don’t follow a “use this for that” type of system. One herb may work well for someone’s digestion, but may not be suitable for someone else, for example. Herbs are also not limited to one use, there may be several. We have knowledgeable staff and a resource library you may use on site to help you figure out what herbs might work best for you.
Q: What does acupuncture treat?
A: Because acupuncture sees the body as interconnected systems it can treat many conditions at once. Many of our patients are seen for pain, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, migraines, menstrual disorders, intestinal disorders, addiction, colds/flu’s, and many other conditions. In 2003 World Health Organization published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture. More than one hundred indications were discussed and divided into four groups concerning the strength of existing evidence.
Acupuncture does more than simply relieve the symptoms. The aim of acupuncture is to treat the whole patient and restore balance between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Many people also have acupuncture as a preventative treatment, which is the most important benefit of this medicine.
Q:How long is a treatment and many acupuncture treatments will I need?
A: Treatments usually last 45 minutes to 75 minutes depending on what we’re working on. Usually, a series of treatments are necessary to resolve a condition. Each case and condition is treated individually. Patients should expect to come in for 8 – 12 sessions, though some conditions require more treatments and some less.
Q:Does acupuncture hurt?
A: Generally, acupuncture does not hurt. Some people feel the needles as they go in, and some people feel nothing. Acupuncture needles are solid needles, not hollow like hypodermic needles, and they are much, much thinner – about the diameter of a thick piece of human hair. Once the needles are inserted, most patients begin to feel relaxed and enter into a sleep or meditative state.
Q: Can children be treated with acupuncture?
A: Yes. See our page all about pediatric acupuncture.
Q: Does Queenpin Acupuncture take insurance?
A: We do not take insurance, however, many of our patients are reimbursed by their insurance companies for their treatments if they provide a receipt. We provide receipts upon request at the end of each month.
Our community clinic provides treatments for $20 – $45 based on income if our private practice prices don’t fit into your budget.
Q: How are acupuncturists licensed?
A: In the United States, all but six states require acupuncturists to obtain a license to practice. Virginia requires acupuncturists to pass the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) examinations. To become certified by the NCCAOM, you must graduate from a four or five year ACAOM-accredited program, complete a clean needle technique course offered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCOAM), and pass certification exams in the foundations of Oriental medicine, acupuncture, and biomedicine. Those who complete the certification program are known as NCCAOM Diplomates.
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