What Is Acupuncture And How Does It Work?
Acupuncture is a method of treatment that encourages the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points. Acupuncture is a very old medical art, and there are many approaches to learning and practicing it.
Medical acupuncture is a term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained and licensed in western medicine who has also had training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. Traditional Acupuncturists are not trained in evidenced based medicine and do not take medical sciences.
The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. For complex or long standing conditions, one or two treatments a week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required.
People experience acupuncture needling differently. Most patients feel only minimal discomfort (like a mosquito bite) as the needles are inserted; some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there is no pain felt.
Acupuncture needles are very thin (almost as thin as your hair), solid, and made of stainless steel. The point is smooth (not hollow with cutting edges like a hypodermic needle) and insertion through skin is not as painful as injections or blood sampling. The risk of bruising and skin irritation is less than when using a hollow needle.
Because your doctor uses disposable needles, there is NO risk of infection from the treatments.
- FACIAL PAIN
- SINUS ALLERGIES
- LOW BACK PAIN
- STRESS HEADACHES
- CHRONIC PAIN
- ARTHRITIS PAIN
- KNEE PAIN
- FEET PAIN
- ABDOMINAL PAIN
- HOT FLASHES
- LOW ENERGY
What To Do Before And After Your Acupuncture Treatment
- Do not eat an unusually large meal immediately before or after your treatment.
- Do not over-exercise, engage in sexual activity, or consume alcoholic beverages within 6 hours before or after the treatment.
- Plan your activities so that after the treatment you can get some rest, or at least not have to be working at top performance. This is especially important for the first few visits.
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