the stimulation of specific points on the body with fine, disposable needles or
finger pressure. It works through the body’s nervous system and other
mechanisms to relieve many physical ailments and emotional problems. Treatments
last approximately one hour. The first treatment includes a thorough intake
which involves the patient's medical history and an evaluation of the tongue
and pulse. The physical treatment lasts anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There may be some slight discomfort upon the insertion of the needle, but
that quickly subsides. Many times the needle will not be felt at all. There may
be different sensations felt that a person may not be used to experiencing. For
example, there may be a shooting sensation, tingling or a feeling of heaviness
at the needle site. The sensations depend on the sensitivity of the patient,
the location of the needle and the technique being used.
How deep do the
The needles are usually only inserted about 1/4 inch to one inch into
the skin. Longer needles may be used in fleshier areas or in patients with more
How many visits
This depends on the chronicity of the condition. More chronic
conditions will usually take more treatments while some acute conditions may be
resolved in one treatment. It also depends on how quickly each individual
can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is most widely known for treating pain, but
it is a complete system of medicine and can theoretically be used to treat
anything. There have been studies done that show better outcomes when Western
medicine is combined with acupuncture. The World Health Organization has a list
of conditions acupuncture has been proven to be effective for.