Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapeutic treatment. It involves the insertion of tiny needles (the width of a human hair) into the body at specific ‘acupoints’ on the body. These points correspond to “Qi”, or the life force flowing along 14 meridians traversing the body. Each meridian contains a number of acupuncture points. By manipulating these points with needles, the flow of “Qi” is restored resulting in improved health and well being.
How does Acupuncture work?
When the needles are inserted into the body, the cells located at specific ‘acupoints’ are triggered to help your nervous system kick into action, which then creates a specific healing effect on your body. Stimulation of the ‘acupoints’ can be carried out with heat, oil, pressure or fine needles. If you’re sensitive to the idea of needles, we can provide alternate treatments using our Acumatic or Avizia machines.
What are the benefits of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been proven as an effective treatment for a number of conditions…
~ Musculoskeletal and neurological problems
~ Circulatory disorders
~ Gastrointestinal disorders
~ Immune disorders
~ Psychological disorders
~ Respiratory disorders
~ Dermatological disorders
~ Weight control
Acupuncture can be highly effective when treating addictions and the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
How many treatments are required?
Most Acupuncture programs consist of up to 12 sessions in either weekly or biweekly sessions. The length and frequency of treatment is dependent on your specific health condition, your symptoms, and your body’s reaction to the previous treatments.
Some patients may require a single treatment, while other patients may need a series of treatments.
What can I expect after my treatment?
Patients may experience immediate relief of their pain & symptoms after the very first treatment. This relief may be lasting or some of the symptoms may return depending on your health condition. There is no reason to worry if no immediate relief is evident after the first treatment. Over the following days the pain will gradually fade.
Patients may experience infrequent and mild side effects such as fatigue, soreness, light headedness, or emotional release after their treatment. In rare cases, the symptoms and pain may become more severe; this is called the rebound effect. This pain should dissipate by the following day. The most drastic sensations are experienced after the first treatment. Following subsequent treatments further incremental improvements will be noticed. If you have any concerns be sure to call our office.