What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force ― known as chi or qi (chee) ― believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body's natural painkillers.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Most patients feel pleasantly relaxed and refreshed after an acupuncture treatment. Patients who were experiencing pain before the acupuncture session are often pleasantly surprised to find their discomfort greatly reduced after the treatment.

When is acupuncture used?

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. Some of the conditions for which acupuncture is commonly used include:

  • Pain / Injury / Trauma
  • Repetitive strain conditions like tennis elbows and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headache
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dysmenorrhea and other gynecological conditions
  • Infertility for women and men
  • Asthma
  • Post operative and chemotherapy nausea
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Patients undergoing recovery from addiction and substance abuse
  • and more….

What are the possible side effects of acupuncture?

Side effects are rare. Patients may occasionally experience slight bruising at the point of needle insertion. 
"Needle Shock": a feeling of faintness, chilliness and perhaps slight nausea. Needle shock happens rarely, but when it does, it is most likely to happen in situations in which the patient is very nervous about the needles, is extremely exhausted or fatigued, or is experiencing low blood sugar from not having eaten for a long period of time before the acupuncture treatment.
Needle shock can be disquieting to the patient but is NOT considered harmful.

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