What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been continuously developing for thousands of years. It is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This medical technique is based on actual cases and results.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, sterile, disposable single-use needles into the skin at designated areas on the body. The purpose of acupuncture is to regulate Qi of the whole body to create balance. There are multiple forms and microsystems. Auricular, Jiao Scalp, Zhu scalp and Fu Zhen can be implemented as forms of acupuncture.
What is Qi? And how does it travel?
Qi is the vital energy of the body. Qi is responsible for growth, warming, protecting, activating, and transforming.
The body consists of 20 channels. Qi flows through these channels, like water travels through rivers and streams. Acupuncture points are found along these channels. When Qi flow is obstructed or not balanced illness develops. Disease is seen when Qi is not moving or there is a lack of Qi.
Some commonly treated conditions include:
- Back Pain
- Digestive Disorders
- Respiratory Disorders
- Gynecological Disorders
- Emotional Disorders
- Skin Disorders
- Any body pain
How much does it cost?
Rates vary based on the procedures performed. Please contact the clinic for costs.
Check with your insurance company to see if acupuncture is covered. Acupuncture is becoming known as a preventive modality amongst insurance companies and many companies cover acupuncture.
How many visits will I need?
Every individual is unique. Some notice changes immediately while others may not notice changes until after several treatments. The number of visits you need will depend on a variety of factors. One is how long have you had your current condition. Acute conditions may only require 1 or 2 treatments. Chronic conditions may take up to 4 to 10 treatments to notice significant changes.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture is not meant to hurt. Where extremely thin needles are inserted patients may feel a tingling sensation or a heavy dull ache at the site. This is a desired effect.