Acupuncture FAQ

What is acupuncture?

 

Acupuncture is a piece of the highly developed system of Chinese Medicine.  Chinese Medicine has been refined over the course of 3000+ years.  The ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine synergizes seamlessly with modern medicine.  Practitioners of Chinese Medicine create safe and effective treatments

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment the effects of which have been extensively studied and corroborated in modern biomedicine.  Chinese medicine and acupuncture is a healthcare system that has been in use for millennia, some records date its origination to 5000+ years ago. 

How does acupuncture stay relevant in a fast-paced modern medical environment?

Acupuncture is constantly evolving with modern medicine.  The foundation of Chinese medicine was created with impressive precision, the resulting ideas and techniques have been shown to be just as or more effective in relieving countless symptoms and conditions than many conventional treatment methods.  A large part of what has allowed Chinese Medicine to remain relevant today is due to its ability to integrate and work in conjunction with modern and other systems of medicine.  Practitioners of Chinese medicine are engaged in the lifelong study of medicine incorporating current information and techniques into their practices to provide the most up-to-date, effective care possible. 

Does it Hurt?

No.  The needles are solid and are about the same thickness of a strand of hair.   In my experience the people who were nervous about the needles say “oh, that was it”, or “I didn’t even feel it” after the first needle was inserted.  In fact, most people feel very relaxed and calm during and after the treatment.  It is however normal to feel the “Qi sensation” during the treatment.  This is usually a dull achy feeling, and is a good thing.  If you feel the sensation is too much, the needles can be adjusted to your comfort level.

Are the needles sterile?    

YES! All needles are single use and sterile.

How long is a Treatment?

A treatment typically lasts about an hour.  The first treatment is usually a little bit longer.  A full detailed history/intake is done on the first visit to ensure that we are not missing anything and have plenty of time to listen to all of your concerns.  

What can acupuncture treat?   Acupuncture can be extremely helpful with a wide variety of ailments.   Chronic and acute pain, headaches/migraine, High blood pressure, stress, anxiety, depression, and other moo

How Does it Work?d disorders, a wide variety of GI issues, including acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea,  Irritable bowel syndrome, dysentery, gynecological issues  including PMS, painful period, menopausal support, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, respiratory issues including chronic bronchitis, asthma, and allergies, and much more…..(refer to brochure)….fatigue, gas bloating, edema, poor/excessive appetite, weight loss…..etc

Just one of the acupuncture's mechanisms of interaction with the body is decribed in this flip book