What to Expect at Your Acupuncture Visit

If you’ve never had acupuncture before, it is normal to feel nervous and wonder what to expect during your treatment. At Hornburg Holistics Acupuncture, we will always do our best to ensure that all your questions are answered and that you feel comfortable and secure.

You will complete your Intake Paperwork online through our patient portal. The link will be emailed to you before you arrive at the clinic or you may create your account now. Once you arrive, we will check you in and get you settled in your treatment room where you will start to relax. Brian, our licensed acupuncturist will discuss your wellness concerns, brief you on your acupuncture session and provide treatment.

After your session, we will answer your questions, provide you with a treatment plan, take your payment, and schedule your next appointment at our facility.


collect any required payments and discuss the most affordable way for you to follow your treatment plan.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Generally, acupuncture is not painful, but may produce a tingling or tender sensation at the site of needling.

Worried about acupuncture needles?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin, smaller than a single piece of hair. However, if you can’t get past the idea of needles, we have a needle-less option called Avazzia .

Where do you needle?

This varies based on the presenting issue. We use distal needling, which is not necessarily at the site of the pain. The vast majority of needles will be inserted in either your arms or legs.

What about my clothing during acupuncture?

You will remain fully clothed for the entire acupuncture treatment, but we will need access to your feet, knees, arms, and shoulders. Please wear loose fitting clothing that can allow access to these areas. In colder weather, wearing layers that can be removed is always a good option. You should also wear shoes that are easy to remove, as you will remove your shoes and socks for your treatment.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, you MUST have an appointment. You may call our office at 770-309-9239 or book online. Same day appointments may be available, but must be scheduled by phone.

Is insurance accepted?

Yes! We do accept insurance and are in network with several insurance providers. However, insurance coverage for acupuncture is plan specific. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm acupuncture is covered by your plan. We will verify coverage.

If your insurance does not cover acupuncture, we have several plans that help keep our sessions are extremely affordable.

Who will be treating me?

Brian Hornburg, AP, is a board certified licensed acupuncturist. His undergrad focused on biology, chemistry, and Pre-Med. He focuses on integrative medicine and connecting western and eastern medicine to help provide the most rapid path to optimum health.

Removing Acupuncture Needles