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.