Acupuncture is a form of healthcare that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine have used this system to help millions of people get well and healthy.
An Acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints of the body. This activates the body’s Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.During the initial examination a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle.
Also an Acupuncturist will check your pulse and tongue. This information is then organized to create a complete and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After this consultation and examination, you may receive a treatment. A visit to an Acupuncturist will take 45 to 90 minutes. Where acupuncture needles have been inserted, you may experience a vague numbness, tingling, or dull ache. This is called Qi sensation.
All these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working. After treatment, you may feel energized or you may feel a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. Most people do not feel that the treatment is painful. The needles are tiny. Just a little larger than a cat's whisker.
Herbs can be a powerful adjunct to Acupuncture care. They are used to strengthen and support the body or to clear it if there are excess problems like a cold or acute pain. An acupuncturist may suggest herbs to build up your internal strength, so you can receive the full benefits that Acupuncture has to offer. When Qi flows freely throughout the body, one enjoys good physical mental and emotional health.
Treatment frequency depends on a variety of factors: your constitution, the severity and duration of the problem and the quality and quantity of your Qi. An Acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatments per week, monthly visits for health maintenance or seasonal "tune-ups". An initial consultation, examination and treatment takes about 90 minutes. Subsequent visits take 40 to 60 minutes.