What is Acupuncture?
The practice of Acupuncture has been around for over 3000 years and it is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The goal is to balance the body’s energy flow-called chi or qi-by safely inserting pre-sterilized and disposable needles into specific points in the body also known as meridians. Balancing the chi and removing blockages that may be contributing to a patient’s complaint,can stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. Some studies have shown that stimulating acupuncture points may decrease inflammation, increase endorphins to relieve pain, regulate blood circulation, enhance lymphatic drainage and boost the immune system.
What are possible side effects?
Acupuncturists have several years of training in order to provide a safe and effective treatment. The response to treatment varies from person to person. Most patients feel relaxed after treatment and some may experience tingling or a shooting sensation at the insertion point that resolves once the needles are removed. This is known as “de Qi,” which means the energy is arriving in that problematic area and the treatment is having a positive effect. Other side effects may include minor bleeding, bruising or soreness at the insertion points.
What are the conditions Acupuncture can help treat?
Some conditions our certified acupuncturist, Lingling treat are:
- General Pain relief such as:
- Lower back pain
- Knee Pain
- Tennis elbow
- Arthritis Relief
- Weight Management
- Facial rejuvenation
- Smoking Cessation
How often should you receive treatment?
The first treatment will be one hour and the following treatments are 45 minutes. The frequency of treatment depends on each individual’s condition. Patients regularly come 1-2x per week, but for acute conditions, 2x per week is recommended. This is to ensure consistent stimulation of
the acupoints to achieve a stable effect. Once their symptoms improve, the treatment will be tapered down to one treatment per week. Regular maintenance is suggested once every month.