What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.This may explain in part why pain relief is often experienced as one of the benefits of acupuncture. In fact, much research in the West has focused on this pain-relieving effect. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin.
How is Works?
Thin needles are inserted into different acupuncture points on the body depending on individual symptoms and conditions. Acupuncture points are located all over the body including the head, arms, shoulders, legs, and feet.
The needles that are used are surprisingly very small and thin. The needles are smooth, not hollow like hypodermic needles that are used in traditional doctors offices. Therefore, the pain is dramatically reduced. Most of the time you do not feel the needle go in. At most a patient will feel a slight prick.
During your first visit we will answer any questions before hand to make sure that you are comfortable before beginning the treatment. Visit frequency and length depend on the patient's symptoms. A session typically lasts between 10-30 minutes. Due to the fact that two bodies rarely heal the same therefore it may take multiple visits before the chronic pain is healed.