Havertown Community Acupuncture (HCA) is located in Haverford Township in lovely downtown Havertown. We are committed to offering high quality acupuncture to the community! Because acupuncture works the best when done often, we offer a sliding scale of $20-40 per treatment (you decide how much you pay). Our quiet, clean, peaceful community space has both egonomic recliners as well as massage tables to suite different comfort needs.
You will hear soothing nature sounds in the community treatment room but if you prefer silence or other music, please feel free to bring earplugs, an ipod and earbuds (please keep volume low), or anything else that will add to your relaxation.
We are located at 14 E. Eagle Rd. near the intersection of Darby Rd. and Eagle Rd. and are close to The Haverford YMCA, the Oakmont Farmers Market, restaurants, shops and public transportation. Parking is available on Eagle Rd., and in the Oakmont Parking lot located off of Darby Rd.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Do the needles hurt?
You may or may not feel a bit of a pinch when the needles are tapped in but that feeling should go away immediately. Acupuncture needles are about as thin or thinner than a human hair. Mostly, the treatment should feel deeply relaxing.
Is there medicine in the needles?
No. Acupuncture needles are solid, unlike needles used for vaccines which are hollow to allow medicine to flow through. Acupuncture needles are sterile, individually wrapped and only used once before being discarded.
Do I need to believe in it for it to work?
The mind is a powerful tool and if you are considering acupuncture you probably are open to it’s ability to help heal. But, the effective results are based on the art and science of Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been practiced for over 2000 years, originating in China and now used all over the world.
How soon will I start to see changes?
This depends on what is being addressed. Typically, short term problems will respond within just a few treatments and long term issues may take twelve treatments or more before consistent change occurs.
How far are the needles put in?
Usually only a few millimeters depending on the location on the body.
How long is the acupuncture treatment?
The first visit is about 90 minutes. During the first treatment, we will go over your health history and have an in depth conversation about your health concerns. Subsequent visits are typically about 1 hour in length.
Source: Why Did You Put That Needle There? By Andy Wegman