Acupuncture is a noninvasive medical system used to activate the body's Qi. Thin sterile needles are placed into the body at specific acupuncture points to promote healing and overall well being. Pressure, heat or electrical stimulation on the acupuncture points may enhance the treatment.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Fine needles are inserted in acupuncture points which are specific points on the body used to balance the body. The stimulation of the acupuncture points encourages the bodies Qi to flow which results in improved health and sense of well being.
How Do I Prepare for Acupuncture?
Wear loose comfortable clothing that the legs and arms can be exposed. Make sure you've eaten a little meal before treatment. Tell the practitioner any changes in your health prior to treatment.
What Can I Expect From My Treatment?
Most patients report a calm feeling and some fall asleep during the treatment. After the removal of needles the Qi continues you to balance itself, as such it is common to feel hungry or tired. Usually patients experience an overall sense of well being. The best thing to do is to be kind to yourself after treatment and enjoy the experience.
What Can Acupuncture Help?
According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture can help with a variety of issues including, but not limited to:
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis Tennis Elbow
Knee pain Rheumatoid arthritis
Lower back pain Renal colic
Nausea and vomiting Pain in dentistry