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How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is one part of Chinese Medicine and works in the body as follows:

  • Acupuncture promotes blood flow and vasodilation in the body. Restoring proper blood flow is vital to promoting and maintaining health. Blood flow decreases as we age and can be impacted by trauma, injuries, and certain diseases.
  • Acupuncture stimulates the body’s built-in healing mechanisms. Acupuncture stimulate the body’s ability to spontaneously heal by creating "micro-traumas" to the tissue that activates the nervous, immune and endocrine systems.
  • Acupuncture releases natural painkillers. Inserting a needle sends a signal through the nervous system to the brain, where chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine, and enkephalin are released.
  • Acupuncture reduces both the intensity and perception of chronic pain. It does this through a process called “descending control normalization," which involves the serotonergic nervous system.
  • Acupuncture relaxes shortened muscles. This in turn releases pressure on joint structures and nerves, and promotes blood flow.
  • Acupuncture reduces stress. Acupuncture can turn off the “fight-or-flight” response that is governed by the sympathetic nervous system and switch to “rest-and-digest” or the “calm-and-connect” parasympathetic nervous system.

What to Expect - Evolve Acupuncture in Ferndale, MI

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when inserted. The needles are gently stimulated and may produce a sensation that Chinese medicine calls de qi. Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic needles. They won't! Most patients find acupuncture very comfortable and leave the treatment feeling deeply relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation in the body.

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more than one treatment is necessary.  Acupuncture is a process-oriented medical intervention similar to physical therapy.  It requires consecutive treatments to see benefits.  We recommend starting with weekly sessions and re-evaluate changes every 3-5 visits. 

For acute conditions you can expect to see relief in 3-5 sessions. It may take longer for chronic conditions to respond such as long term chronic pain, digestive problems, allergies or infertility.  The number of treatments required is dependent upon the type, severity, and duration of the condition. 

Once results are achieved, there is often a long term maintenance phase to maintain the results.  Treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis after you complete a treatment plan and move into maintenance..

How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?

EVOLVE Acupuncture & Wellness offers private, individualized treatments to our patients. Our rates are comparable in the area and are based on years in practice and experience treating a variety of conditions.  Mike Tocco, LAc, RN has 8 years of hospital-based acupuncture experience and is familiar with treating complex medical conditions with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Sessions last for approximately 45-60 minutes.

  • First visit evaluation and treatment - $120
  • Return visit $90 per treatment

We accept all forms of payment including cash, credit card and flex spending cards such as HSA/FSA.  More information on pricing and insurance questions can be found here

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights


Dr. Mike Tocco, DACM, Licensed Acupuncturist and Registered Nurse at EVOLVE Acupuncture conveniently located in Ferndale, MI near Royal Oak and Woodward provides Acupuncture, Microneedling and Chinese Herbal Medicine to the communities of Metro Detroit.

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What to Expect - Evolve Acupuncture in Ferndale, MI

 Dr. Mike Tocco, LAc, RN  Licensed Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse

(248) 955-1215

3055 Hilton Road, Suite B  Ferndale, Michigan 48220

Mike Tocco, LAc, RN offers Acupuncture in Ferndale, MI

Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

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