Typically, none! Depending on someone’s condition and toxicity levels, there may be some soreness the day after the adjustment. It is simply metabolic waste being released from the body. Drinking additional water and getting plenty of rest will minimize any soreness.
Proper draping techniques are used by all our massage therapists. Many practice members choose to disrobe and leave their underwear on. There is a sheet that remains at all times over any body parts not being massaged.
Wear loose clothing to allow access to acupuncture points. Have a light meal or snack shortly before your treatment.
Most patients require between 6 and 10 sessions in order to effectively correct or alleviate a problem. After the symptoms resolve, most patients like to continue treatments for maintenance and well-being.
Most patients will say no. Acupuncture needles are as fine as a human hair. Sometimes there is a split-second prick sensation as a needle is inserted. Once needles are inserted, patients might feel a slight tingling, warmth, or gentle pressure. Usually, you feel nothing at all. The overall effect is relaxation.
There are literally hundreds of conditions, disorders and diseases that acupuncture can effectively treat. Our practitioner will determine if acupuncture treatment is right for you, based upon your symptoms and unique medical history.
Acupuncture is extremely safe. A licensed Acupuncturist uses disposable, sterile needles in accordance with health regulations. Needles are inserted just below the surface of the skin, never deep enough to reach or harm any organs.
Acupuncture is a natural medicine that has existed for thousands of years. Treatments involve inserting fine, sterile needles into points along pathways of Qi (or energy) found on the surface of the body. In Chinese medicine, illness or dysfunction is a result of blockages or disruption of the flow of Qi. Needling specific points will open the blocks and restore the free flow of energy. This allows the body, mind, and spirit to regain natural function and restores health.
Acupuncture doesn’t just treat symptoms, but the whole person making it a truly holistic medicine for today’s health needs.
The popping or cracking sound is simply air that is naturally found in your joints. That air is vacuumed inside the joint and, when pressure is applied, you may hear air release from the joint. It is not related to knowing if you had a “good adjustment.” Some people don’t have obvious air releases but still receive effective adjustments.
For some people, the sound is uncomfortable. We are happy to use other techniques, such as instrument adjusting, that can make you more comfortable.
An adjustment is what a doctor of chiropractic performs to remove a subluxation. The pressure of an adjustment varies depending on the many factors, including the age of the patient and their history. This can be done with the chiropractors’ hands or an instrument. It is the most powerful tool chiropractors have, and the reason chiropractic care is so effective.