Frequently Asked Questions
Acupuncture needles are solid and as thin as a strand of hair, therefore most patients find them to be painless. It is nothing like receiving shots or other injections, though a patient may experience some tingling and warmth on the skin or a slight pinch.
Acute and chronic pain, digestive conditions, gynecological issues, anti-aging and skin conditions, allergies, respiratory issues, mental and emotional health, insomnia, fatigue, neurological conditions, adverse reactions to chemotherapy or radiation, among many other conditions.
Acupuncture refers to the use of fine needles that are strategically inserted into the body to relieve tension and promote the free flow of qi (our vital energy) and blood throughout the body. Modern scientific research has shown acupuncture stimulates parts of the brain that correspond to the needled acupuncture points. It also aids in the release of endorphins which are the body’s natural painkillers as well as other hormones and neurotransmitters.
Your first visit will last approximately 1.5 hours which allows for a comprehensive intake and an acupuncture treatment. After determining a diagnosis based on the intake, tongue observation and pulse analysis, a unique treatment plan is created to treat the root of the condition, or cause of the disease. Subsequent visits are 60-75 minutes.
Acupuncture is extremely safe when performed by a trained and licensed professional. Only sterile, disposable needles are used today removing any possibility for contamination.
No, other than an occasional bruise. This is one of the many advantages of acupuncture!
The best way to prepare for acupuncture is to eat a snack or light meal before your appointment. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your arms and legs.