What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used for over 2000 years, helping millions world-wide obtain optimal health, balance and well being. Known for its safety and effectiveness with few side effects, acupuncture is used to treat any number of conditions, acute and chronic. Acupuncture is especially useful for correction of imbalances and disharmonies in the energy pathways of the body known as meridians. There are very few health concerns that can’t be explained by the disruption and imbalance of the meridian system.
Q: Is Acupuncture safe?
Each year millions of people are treated with acupuncture safely and without complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners, requiring that needles be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards. Needles are hair thin, sterile and never re-used.
Q:What does acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture needles are not much thicker than a human hair, and their insertion is practically painless. It is nothing like receiving an injection. In some cases, you will not know the needles are in place. A typical experience would include some tingling, warmth, or heaviness and perhaps a sensation of movement along the meridian. Most people find acupuncture very relaxing and may even fall asleep during the treatment.
Q:What should I expect after my treatment?
Patients often experience dramatic results from the first treatment. Some patients notice immediate relief, while others feel a gradual improvement over several hours. In some chronic, long-term problems it may take several treatments before you notice a change or improvement in your condition.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of over 60 conditions. Listed below you will find a few examples of these.