WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Originated in China over 5000 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest and most respected traditional form of Eastern/Oriental Medicine. Based on various Oriental Medical theories, acupuncture is used to treat a myriad of ailments, to relieve pain as well as in order to improve overall health and well-being. Illnesses and different conditions including sciatica, headaches/migraines, arthritis, and even anxiety can be treated with acupuncture treatments although it is still relatively new to western culture. However, over the last thirty years, acupuncture treatment has become a very sought after treatment in the western culture by those who seek for more natural and simple yet still very effective treatment plan.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
According to Eastern Oriental Medicine, the body is composed of 12 meridians also called channels connected to individual organs and different organ systems in our body. Throughout these meridians, the body’s energy, also called Qi, is at a constant flow and circulation to promote good health. Any obstruction of the Qi and/or excess/deficiency in Qi can cause stress on the body leading to an imbalance resulting in pain and discomfort. By superficially inserting very thin needles on the corresponding meridians to your pain, the obstruction and imbalance of Qi in your body are restored. As the regular flow of Qi throughout the body is established and stimulates body’s own ability to heal naturally, your body begins to achieve positive physical, emotional, and mental health.
IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?
Acupuncture is safe and has little to no adverse reactions. Only sterile needles are used which are individually packaged and disposable. New sterile needles are used for each treatment.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
Depending on the individual and conditions, some feel nothing at all to a tingling sensation or a slight pinch. If any pain is experienced, it is only momentary and it quickly subsides. You begin to feel more relaxed during the treatment due to balancing of Qi, energy, taking place in your body.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments needed varies on the individual and severity and nature of your condition. Most acute conditions may be resolved within 5-7 treatments. However, for severe or chronic conditions, a consistent treatment plan may be needed to be administered over time.