Acupuncture is a vital part of traditional Eastern medicine which aims to balance energy and blood in the body to help your body remain functional and healthy.
The treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. There is no injection of any substance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called “endorphins.” Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain, resulting in relief of pain, and general relaxation.
How is acupuncture used today?
The World Health Organization has identified the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems including: Digestive disorders: gastritis, hyperacidity, spastic bowel, constipation, diarrhea Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, neck and back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendinitis, sciatica, arthritis Urinary, menstrual and reproductive disorders Addiction, insomnia
Are there any adverse effects or risks to the treatment?
One of the most striking aspects of acupuncture is the almost complete absence of adverse effects and complications from its use. Only sterile, disposable needles are used, preventing any risk of infection.
Does it hurt?
Most patients feel no pain at all and some patients feel only minimal discomfort.
How many treatments will it take?
The number of treatments will vary with each individual and the condition being treated. On average six to eight treatments are required. The treatments usually last between 30 and 45 minutes.
What about after treatment?
After treatment a short rest of about 20 minutes is desirable
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