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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and nutrition
serving Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas

Vibrant Health Center
Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use acupuncture and herbal medicine? Acupuncture and herbal medicine…

  • Is safe, effective and pharmaceutical drug-free
  • Treats the whole person – not just the “symptoms”
  • Addresses the body, mind and spirit
  • Works preventatively and curatively
  • Supports our body’s own healing abilities

Does acupuncture hurt?

Sometimes a slight pressure or tingling is felt around the area during the treatment but the needles should not hurt. Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment. Many patients report that the treatment is more relaxing than a massage.

Additionally, Dr. Herrin has post-graduate training and is certified in the Toyohari Japanese Meridian Therapy. Toyohari style acupuncture is a gentle, non-insertion style of acupuncture, which is the option she uses for needle-sensitive patients and children. Please feel free to discuss your concerns with Dr. Herrin at your first visit.

What conditions are treated with acupuncture?

Chronic pain
Digestive disorders
Menopausal symptoms
Menstrual cramps
Weak immunity
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel
Eye Problems
Smoking Cessation
Hearing Loss
Weight Loss

AND MUCH MORE… call 954-530-0125 to ask for or discuss other conditions.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is very safe as long as it is performed by a competent, licensed practitioner, such as Dr. Herrin. In the state of Florida, acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles that are discarded after one use.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments differs from person to person depending on the individual’s health condition. For complex or long-standing conditions, one or two treatments per week for several weeks may be needed. Acute problems usually require fewer visits

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Many companies now do provide acupuncture coverage. We will bill your insurance company directly if you are covered. Call us at 954-530-0125, and we will find out for you if you have coverage on your plan.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are the accepted forms of payment.

How do I prepare for my first visit?

  • Eat a light meal an hour or two before arriving.
  • Bring copies of recent blood work and/or other medical test results.

How do I get started?

Call our office at 954-530-0125 to set up your first appointment or to set up a free 20 minute consultation in our office or by telephone.