Frequently Asked Questions
Why we feel pain?
When for any reason ( injury, stress, overexertion, climate changes, disease and etc. ) body’s vital energy and blood are not flowing smoothly in the body we feel pain.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an effective form of treatment by placing very fine sterile needles on specific acu-points and make the vital energy and blood flows smoothly in the body.
What conditions can acupuncture treat?
There are many conditions that acupuncture treats. Following list is some of those conditions. Asthma Arthritis Acute and chronic pain Bronchitis Constipation or Diarrhea Common cold or Influenza Carpal tunnel syndrome Detoxification Dizziness Fatigue Gastrointestinal disorders Immune system deficiency Infertility female/male Insomnia/ Sleep problems Low Energy Migraine Menopausal disorders Muscle Spasm PMS Paralysis or Numbness Nose congestion Sciatica Sinusitis Skin problems Tennis Elbow And ……..
How does Acupuncturist diagnose?
An Acupuncturist diagnosis the problem based on tongue inspection, pulse and symptoms patient have.
What an acupuncturist does to treat these?
An acupuncturist will needle some points and he/she will use other techniques like cupping, Gua sha, Tui Na, Moxibustion, Qi Gong, Acupressure and maybe some Nutrition or herbs will be recommended as well.
Are acupuncture Safe?
Yes, because the needles are sterile and disposable. Herbs and nutrition supplements are all natural. Side effects are so little or none compare to western Medicine, it could be very small bruises from needling, or if patient is too hungry or too full needling causes nausea.other techniques like cupping, Gua sha, Tui Na, Moxibustion, Qi Gong, Acupressure and maybe some Nutrition or herbs will be recommended as well.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments depends on the condition. Acute conditions need few treatments but chronic conditions need long time to get the results, and it depends on patient’s body and how it reacts to acupuncture treatments.
Is Referral necessary to receive Acupuncture treatment?
No, Acupuncture is a Primary Care and patient does not need to get referrals from physician.