What should I wear for the treatment?
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, you might want to bring a tank top and shorts to allow the acupuncturist easy access to the acupuncture point.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a medical system that being used in China and other Asian countries for more than 4,000 years, and the human body has 14 major energy channels called meridians which are the pathways in the body along with vital energy (= Qi) flows.
Qi is an energy which flows through the meridians throughout the body, and it plays the vital role for the human health, and any blockage or imbalance of Qi could result in pain and illness.
Acupuncture points also called Acupoints are located on the body along the meridians, Acupuncturist using acupuncture needles to stimulate the acupoints and unblock the blockage to ensure the Qi is restored back to its normal flows and balanced in order to helping the body recover back to the healthy stage.
Are Acupuncture needles safe?
Yes, Acupuncture needles are solid made from highest quality stainless steel with nontoxic, sterilized and disposable for single use only and they are individually packed, and licensed acupuncturists follow the government safety procedures in strict compliance with the law.
What are the Acupuncture treatments like?
The Acupuncture needles are very thin like a thread, when inserted into the Acupoints; most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation depending on the locations as some of the Acupoints in the body may feel more sensational than others.
The goal of the treatment is to restore the balance of the Qi and unblock the blockage, allowing the normal flow of Qi to help restoring the health of the mind and body.
In general, the first visit takes around 90 minutes as the practitioner needs to diagnose your ailment with common Acupuncture diagnostic techniques prior to the treatment, and the subsequent visits take around 40 ~ 60 minutes.
How many treatments do I need?
It depends on your condition, a typical course of acupuncture treatments for serious condition ranging from 10 to 15 sessions, and significant improvement may only take a few visits.
When people got well after treatments with their chronicle pain, it is advised for some patients to keep maintenance treatments like once every two weeks for prevention.
Other News related to Acupuncture
“Beyond Drugs” by John Cloud published on Time Magazine with “Health Special: Chronic Pain”
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