Q & A
What does acupuncture feel like?
After insertion you may feel a sensation of warmth, heaviness, tingling, or dull aching but there should be no pain. Acupuncture needles are very fine, about the size of a thick hair.
Does it hurt?
Needles are thickness of a human hair. Most people relieve needle anxiety when the first acupuncture needle is inserted.
What is acupuncture?
Thin needles are used to regulate Ki flow(vital energy), internal organ functions, and energy pathways called “meridian”
How does it work?
Ki(vital energy) flows in the body along specific energy pathways which are each associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. We stimulate acupuncture points to regulate the balance of internal organ and energy pathways.
What are benefits of Acupuncture?
1. Improve Qi and blood flow; reduce inflammation
2. Promote endorphin release to relieve pain; Improve ROM
3. Harmonize yin and yang, thus enhancing the immune system & restoring function of self healing.
4. Improve metabolism and balance endocrine system
5. Activate parasympathetic nerve system to relax and rejuvenate
Is acupuncture safe?
In the hands of an East Asian Medicine Practitioner, formerly known as a Licensed Acupuncturist, your safety is assured. The needles used are sterilized, and disposable, just for one time use.
How many treatments do I need?
This depends upon the duration, severity, and nature of the complaint as well as patient’s response to the treatment. We usually recommend 4~8 treatments for one month period to evaluate your therapeutic response. Most people experience some degree of immediate relief from acupuncture treatment. Please consult with a licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioner to determine the frequency of treatments you should receive.
What is East Asian Medicine?
East Asian Medicine is a comprehensive medical system with a long history of preventing and treating a wide range of illness from musculoskeletal problems to emotional issues.
One of the reasons for the effectiveness of East Asian Medicine is its ability to address a patient’s individual health concerns. The unique diagnostic system employed by an East Asian Medicine practitioner allows the practitioner to assess the myriad of physical and mental factors contributing to the patient’s condition and develop a treatment plan according to various factors of Asian Medicine Diagnosis Theory. This emphasis on holism, totality and individualization is one of the key features of East Asian Medicine and one of its most prominent differences from conventional biomedicine. The strength of East Asian Medicine is its ability to correct the underlying cause of disease not just the presentation of symptoms. While bothersome symptoms will be addressed at each acupuncture appointment, the ultimate effect of East Asian Medicine will be to stimulate the body’s self-correcting mechanisms and restore healthy functioning.