Acupuncture is the use of very fine disposable sterile needles inserted at specific acupoints of the body to re-balance the internal environment, and thus treat disease. According to TCM, acupuncture influences the vital force, or Qi, of the body. Western science has proven that acupuncture can regulate the body by many mechanisms, including stimulating the endocrine, circulatory, and nervous systems.
Acupuncture is effective for a large variety of health problems particularly for acute or chronic pain.
It can reduce pain that causes insomnia, allowing a person to sleep better and heal faster. Acupuncture can reduce the amount of pain medication necessary to funcation pain free, and is safe when used in conjunction with medications.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Most patients find treatments relaxing and rejuvenating. During your first visit, you will be asked many questions, some related specially to your complaint and others seemingly unrelated.
With all aspects of TCM, your entire case in taken into consideration so we can determine what is causing the disease.
We treat the whole person, not just the symptom. After that the practitioner will look at your tongue and feel your pulse – two key diagnostic methods of TCM. After the initial evaluation you will receive an acupuncture treatment, so please wear comfortable loose fitting clothing.