What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points, nerves, muscles, and tissues on the body by inserting thin, solid, sterile, one-time-use needles into the skin along acupuncture meridian energy lines, musculoskeletal myofascial lines and trigger points. 

What can acupuncture treat?

Research shows that acupuncture can be highly effective when treating the appropriate conditions, such as:

Acupuncture is also an option for people with chronic pain disorders, inflammatory disorders or fibromyalgia. 

Dr. Hospodar earned his Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Acupuncture from New York Chiropractic College, and Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 2014. Following his graduation, Dr. Hospodar had the opportunity to travel abroad and spent 4 weeks in Hangzhou, China studying acupuncture. He earned his Diplomate in Acupuncture by both the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture (DABCA) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 2014. He has over 2,300 hours of training in acupuncture. He became a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) through the Ohio Medical Board in 2014 and is the only Chiropractic Physician in the Mahoning Valley who is also a Licensed Acupuncturist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment sessions typically last 30 minutes. 

Dr. Hospodar always performs an exam to see if he believes acupuncture would be effective for your condition. He will suggest other treatment options when appropriate.

Dr. Hospodar and the Ohio Sports and Spine Institute are in-network with hundreds of insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurers. 

Acupuncture is covered by all Medicaid plans for treating conditions that include chronic low back pain, neck pain, migraines, osteoarthritis of the hips, osteoarthritis of the knees, nausea or vomiting related to pregnancy or chemotherapy, and acute post-operative pain. Medicaid plans cover acupuncture treatment for up to 30 visits a year. 

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