How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is a gentle and effective way of healing the body naturally. It is based on the theory that a vital energy (chi) nourishes the entire body through a network of channels. Acupuncture points regulate the flow in these channels, allowing the body to heal itself and create a greater sense of well-being.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments required to resolve a condition depends upon the nature of the condition and your lifestyle tendency and constitution. Most patients usually notice some type of shift in their condition within the first treatment and even greater changes after the third or fourth . Acupuncture treatments have a cumulative effect. Many clients opt for a "maintenance" schedule once they feel the benefits of the treatments and have achieved a satisfactory outcome. After evaluating your goals for treatment, a plan will be established to re-evaluate your progress.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
No, acupuncture should not hurt. A momentary prick is often felt around the needle as it is inserted. Sometimes a dull pressure or tingling is felt at the needle site during the treatment. Most people are amazed at how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
Most people are familiar with the use of acupuncture to treat pain (low back pain, headaches, etc). However, the scope of this ancient medical system is much more extensive. Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective treatment method for many conditions, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Arthritis, Tendonitis, & Joint pain
- Asthma & Allergies
- Chemotherapy related side-effects
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Common Cold & Influenza
- Covid Long
- Headaches & Migraines
- Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Constipation
- Menopause Symptoms
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Orthopedic Conditions
- Pregnancy related conditions
- PMS & Menstrual Irregularity
- Repetitive (overuse) injuries
- Sprains & Strains
- Sports Injuries
- Tension / Stress Syndromes
- And Much more!