What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the ancien practices of traditional chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 3000 years. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into certain points, also known as accupoints, of the body. Because the needles are very thin and solid, patients may experience no pain or just a mild stinging sensation.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is believed to regulate the energy (qi) flow in the body and enhances the self-repair mechanism, so that the body can combat against various ailments. In recent scientific research, acupuncture has been proven to augment release of endorphins in the nevous system, to alleviate both pain and stress. It can aslo modulate the endocrine system to restore it's homeostasis and can fortify the immune system.
What condtions can be treated with acupuncture?
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Multiple Joint Pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Bell's Palsy
- Nerve Impingement
- Post Chemo and Radiotherapy Symptoms Managment
- Smoke Cessation
- Facial Pain
- TMJ Pain
Are there any side effects from acupuncture?
There are no known side effects from acupuncture treatment. However, we recommend patients eat something before the treatment to avert transient occurence of syncope. Usually, there is no bleeding. If it does happen, it will be very minscule at the skin after needles are removed. Sometimes, the skin might appear black and blue (bruises) at the needle insertion areas. This is due to the busrt of capillary or vein during needling. These bruises will normally disappear in three to five days.
What should I expect during and after acupuncture?
During the treatment, you might experience some tingling or dull heaviness in the local or remote area. It is absolutely normal. In fact, acupuncturists prefer you have this feeling, instead of feeling nothing. After acupuncture treatment, you can still proceed with your regular activity. There is no restriction, unless you are told otherwise.
How do I know if the treatment is helping me?
Patients usually experience some relief of their symptoms in six treatment sessions. If you still feel the same, acupuncture treatment may not be appropriate for your problem. Remember, acupuncture is not good for every boy. every individual is different.
Does medical isurance cover acupuncture?
It depends on your insurance coverage. You may check with your insurance company, or our front desk or our front desk can check