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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Acupuncturist have been used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.

 

How to do the procedure?

An Acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific points on the body. This activates the body’s Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

 

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What will my Acupuncturist do?

During the initial exam a full  health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Acupuncturist also may check pulses and your tongue and may conduct a physical exam. This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, you may receive an acupuncture treatment. First visit will take up to 60 minutes, from second visit will take between 30 to 45 minutes.

 

What should I expect during treatment?

Where the Acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Sometimes people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. this is called the “Qi Sensation”. All these reactions are good and  a sign that the treatment is working. After treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense or relaxation and well-being.

 

How should I prepare?

  • Do not eat large meal just before and after your visit
  • Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to 4 hours after the visit
  • Between visit, take notes of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of problems
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.

 

How safe is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is no danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once and then discarded.

 

How many treatment will I need?

The number of treatment will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief: others may take more sessions to achieve results.

Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of 3-5 sessions to see significant changes.

 

 

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