Acupuncture needles are very different from thick, hollow hypodermic needles. These needles are slightly thicker than a human hair and their insertion is barely perceptible. Patients who visit Path to Wellness are usually pleasantly surprised that the procedure is practically pain-free and very relaxing—many or our patients even fall asleep during their treatments. Of course, all needles are pre-packaged, sterilized and disposable.

Your first visit will be deeper than just consultations. We want to get to work on your problems as soon as possible. Dr. McKenney will assess your health with traditional eastern medicine examinations of your pulse and tongue, and go over your health history in depth to determine what acupuncture points your condition requires. From here we will also be able to tell how many sessions will be needed at our acupuncture clinic.

To speed up the process further, patients can arrive with their health history forms completed and ready for assessment. Patients can also complete the first-time visit forms, which can be found on our website, prior to their appointment.

The first visit will consist of a consultation and treatment and will take approximately 1.5 hours. Follow-up visits usually take 45 minutes to 1 hour. We understand that your acupuncture appointment should be both effective and time efficient.

Many complex or long-standing conditions may require one or two treatments per week for several weeks or months, while others may be treated with few treatments. As a licensed acupuncturist, Dr. McKenney takes the time to design personalized treatment plans suited for each patient.

You should wear comfortable clothes and eat a light snack about an hour or two beforehand. Refrain from rigorous exercise at least two hours before and after each acupuncture treatment. This will ensure that your experience at Path to Wellness will be comfortable and healing.

Herbology is the practice of using herbs to treat medical problems. As a licensed herbalist, Dr. McKenney frequently supplements her acupuncture practice with herbal medicine. The two work hand-in-hand to overcome issues much more quickly and effectively. Dr. McKenney is one the most competent practitioners of herbal medicine in Reno.

The World Health Organization confirms that acupuncture is effective in treating a variety of conditions. At Path to Wellness we have an endless list of problems we have effectively treated with acupuncture. By strategically placing acupuncture needles, Dr. McKenney is able to stimulate key energy points that regulate physical, mental and emotional balance. By facilitating balance, she aims to address, alter and correct the health condition you are experiencing.

In many cases insurance does cover acupuncture treatments. As a licensed acupuncturist clinic, Path to Wellness accepts most insurance plans. In the best-case scenarios, you will only be responsible for your co-pay, just as you are with other specialists.

Maureen is an amazing acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who intuitively understands the integration of Western and Chinese Medicine. I routinely request her assistance when treating complex patients who require an in-depth Chinese medicine assessment and treatment.

Dr. Howard C.

Dr. McKenney has changed my life! I thought I would always just have to put up with my back and shoulder pain as nothing seemed to help or provide long term relief. I began receiving regular acupuncture and cupping therapy and the reduction in pain is incredible. Dr. McKenney tailors each session to my specific issues and customizes each treatment. Her ability to pinpoint the exact location of my pain is amazing. Each time I leave a treatment I feel lighter as if she has removed all the tension and stress in my body. I cannot recommend Dr. McKenney highly enough.

Bronagh K., Attorney at Law

I have been coming to Maureen for treatments for about 4 years now. She is compassionate, intuitive and truly cares about her patients. She listens to my needs and concerns and provides treatment plans that are effective (and flexible as my needs have changed over the years). Her treatment rooms have an atmosphere that is peaceful and calming and I look forward to coming for my weekly hour of tranquility. Finding Path to Wellness has truly been a life-changing experience for me and I am so thankful for Maureen.

Dr. Toyin W.