Acupuncture treats a wide range of health issues from autoimmune, to pain, to infertility using a body, mind, and spirit approach. It is one of the oldest healthcare traditions in the world and continues as a major contribution to healthcare in America.
Does it hurt? Acupuncture needles are the size of a human hair. When inserted there are a range of sensations that a person can feel from barely noticeable to a slight pinch. Acupuncture typically does not hurt and most people after being needled enter a very relaxed and often sleepy state. How many times do I have to come? Each person is very different and responds differently to treatment. It is best to see how you respond first before setting treatment guidelines. Chronic conditions tend to take longer to treat and acute conditions tend to need just a few treatments. It is important to allow however much time is needed to achieve your optimal healing. How Long Does a treatment Take? Intake and treatment typically last one to two hours. Are the needles sterile? Yes. Acupuncture needles are sterilized, individually packaged and disposed of after each treatment. What does acupuncture treat? It is important to remember that acupuncture treats the person and not the disease. What this means is that each individual comes in with a certain set of circumstances that all affect the state of disease and wellness in the individual. Each acupuncture session is geared toward treating each individual in the way that they need to be treated based on what signs, symptoms, and circumstances they display. This is to say that acupuncture can treat anything from back pain to emotional disorders to hormonal imbalances but it is the person that is receiving the treatment no matter what disease they may present with. How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture meridians are energetic channels that follow the body's energetic blueprint underlying the physiological structure. These meridians course energy through the body where they interact with the organs at varying depths. Certain areas will bank this energy creating what we consider to be acupuncture points.
When the flow of energy gets backed up or blocked it can cause complications with the normal physiological functions of the body, both physical and emotional.
Acupuncture needles are inserted into areas determined to be blocked to help return the energy back to its natural flowing state.