8Jun

How does Acupuncture Work?

Western Medical Understanding of Acupuncture: Western Science confirms the effectiveness of acupuncture and how it works. The human body has 2 primary methods of controlling and regulating itself. These are the nervous system and the endocrine system. The brain, spine, and other nerves make up the nervous system, an electrical system similar to the wiring in a home or computer. The endocrine system is a system […]

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8Jun

What Can I Expect During a Treatment?

The experience of Acupuncture is totally unique and very relaxing. During the initial consultation, the practitioner takes a comprehensive history of health and illness. This provides insight into the overall state of the body, not just a particular symptom. The practitioner asks questions, takes your pulse, examines your tongue. Once we have the diagnosis, the patient lies down on one of our comfortable beds, needles are […]

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8Jun

Does Acupuncture hurt?

No. Prior to their first treatment, many people do not know that acupuncture can be painless. Over the centuries, refined needle insertion techniques have been developed which enable the skilled acupuncture practitioner to place a needle with little or no sensation. People often report that they feel some warmth, pressure, or dull aching and that the feeling is unfamiliar but relaxing, or they feel nothing at all. Acupuncture needles are very […]

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8Jun

What can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can treat many symptoms and conditions. Chinese Medicine is especially effective in treating physical symptoms that are related to the tension and stress of modern life. Both the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health recognize Chinese Medicine to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including: Orthopedic (Pain) Symptoms: Neck pain, Back pain, Shoulder pain, knee pain, tendonitis, arthritis, auto accident injury, […]

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8Jun

What other Treatments besides Acupuncture are available?

Please see our Traditional Chinese Medicine page.

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8Jun

How many sessions do I have to have before I will feel better?

For most conditions a reduction in pain is noticed immediately during your very first session. The number of treatments needed to fix or correct the condition, however, varies significantly person to person. Several factors, including the severity of the problem and how long it has been there, are part of what determines how many treatments a specific symptom or condition will need. If we determine that acupuncture […]

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8Jun

How often do I have to come?

The frequency of treatments needed to fix your problem can only be determined after we evaluate and treat you. In most cases we begin with 2 to 3 treatments per week for the first 2 weeks. After we see your rate of response we adjust the frequency according to each individual case.

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8Jun

Where do the needles go?

In our clinic we most often use “The Balance Method” of acupuncture. This means that most often, The acupuncture points used are on the scalp and ears, from the elbows to the fingers, and from the knees to the toes. Consequently, the patient rarely has to take off any clothing, and the treatments are efficient, comfortable and extremely effective. Sometimes we do treat other areas of […]

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8Jun

How Safe is Acupuncture?

The Safety record of Acupuncture is outstanding with minor adverse events (usually local bruising) being reported in about 0.1% (1 in 1000) treatments.

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8Jun

Are the needles sterile?

Every needle used in our clinics is a sterile, single use needle. Each needle is used one time. After they are removed, the needles are immediately placed in a biohazard container.

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