Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: Am I your patient?
No. This Is Not What I Signed Up For, LLC, is owned by Gianina (G.G.) Knoth, PhD, AP, LCPC, LMT and is not a medical office or state-licensed counseling office. Nothing on this website should be construed as medical or nursing advice, and no doctor-client, acupuncturist-client, counselor-client or any other form of health care provider relationship is formed by purchasing or viewing this site or any content produced by Gianina Knoth or This Is Not What I Signed Up For, LLC. If you have a specific problem and need medical advice, contact a licensed medical doctor.
QUESTION: Do you accept insurance?
QUESTION: Do I have to "believe" in acupuncture/acupressure for it to help me?
ANSWER: NO. Aupuncture/acupuressure is scientifically based, physiological medicine. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has over 2,500 year history of clinical success. It's not a religion, a form of eastern mysticism, nor is it correctly described as "only" energy work. I have no objection to energy-based modalities, I don't deny that we are energetic beings, or that acupuncture affects our energy. It's simply not the physiological description of the medicine detailed in the Huang Di Nei Jing, the oldest surviving Chinese Medical text.
QUESTION: Can I use this site instead of seeing a doctor.
ANSWER: No, that is not advisable. I am not a medical doctor, I function as a coach. In my physical office I remain a acupuncturist (FL) and my care is not to be substituted for the care of a medical doctor. While I maintain a license to practice acupuncture in my home state and remain nationally board certified by the NCCAOM, I am not providing medical care to you. I am providing an educational service only, not a diagnosis or treatment. I recommend everyone I work with remain in contact with their doctor (MD, DO, DC, DDS) and continue with all recommended check ups and screenings. While I respect your right to chose your own health care, I reserve the right to refuse to work with you if I believe you are putting your health at risk by refusing to seek appropriate medical care.
QUESTION: Acupuncture "fixed" someone I know, can you do the same thing for me?
ANSWER: I will never claim to “cure” or “fix” anyone. No two people are the same, which is why treatment needs, results, and treatment times often vary. Each session is personalized, as there's no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all”care. Together, we can determine the treatment approach that is best for you.
QUESTION: I see you're a Pastoral Counselor. Does this mean you only work with Christians?
ANSWER: No. We are a judgement-free office space. If you do not consider yourself Christian or "religious" Please don't throw the baby out with the bathwater! A temperament-based approach is scientifically supported and proven accurate! We do not discriminate. This approach can help anyone, and we are here for you.
QUESTION: Can something with "religious" roots it really be scientific?
ANSWER: Yes!. After over 35 years of documented and peer reviewed research,
Drs. Richard and Phillis Arno created the Arno Profile System, which has been proven to be over 95% accurate with clients reporting higher success and satisfaction rates as compared to traditional therapy.