Acupuncture is one of the therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with a written history, in China, of over 2000 years. Acupuncture works by re-establishing the natural balance in the body. Acupuncture uses points along a meridian pathway (an ancient philosophy) to balance the body. When these points on the body are needled, Qi (body’s energy system) and blood disperse to create an active immune system to get rid of symptoms that may persist to a more serious illness.
Acupuncture is safe when preformed by a completely trained, licensed professional. The needles are individually packaged, sterile and disposed of after one use.
Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a hair and the needle insertion is practically painless. Most people experience a variety of different sensations such as numbness, tingling, heaviness, warmth, and or a sensation going up or down the body. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing and fall asleep during the treatment.
How many treatments needed depends on the duration, severity, nature of the complaint and or the ability for the body to heal itself. 1 to 10 or more treatments may be advisable to balance the body.
Most patients fall asleep during treatment and have no side effects!
Acupuncture prescriptions are specially designed for each patient, so points will be added or eliminated to balance the body!