FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does an Acupuncture session involve?
The initial appointment is a combination of consultation and treatment known as the Intake. The Intake session lasts between 60-90 minutes and includes a comprehensive review of the patient’s medical history. Utilizing alternative and traditional diagnostic methods, an individualized, natural treatment protocol is developed for the patient. Follow-up consultations are approximately
Following the Intake, treatment protocol consists of subsequent sessions that include the use of Acupuncture modalities, herbs, dietary recommendations, exercise prescriptions, counseling techniques, body work and stress reduction methods. As the patient progresses with treatment, the protocol is modified to maintain focused health goals.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a method that encourages natural healing in the body and improves overall functions. The practitioner strategically inserts tiny needles into specific points in the body, in order to remove obstructions. Chinese medicine is based on the premise that the body knows how to heal itself, and by clearing blockages and restoring balance, we help it do so.
Everyone’s system is unique and therefore requires customized treatment. If 10 people are afflicted with the same disorder, there may be 10 different treatment protocols—the points used and blockages targeted may be different for each person.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Pain is not typically associated with Acupuncture treatments. However, there are times when we treat specific areas of the body that may be more blocked than others. During the process of releasing these blockages, there may be a sensation of pressure before the more pronounced sense of relief.
How many treatments will it take to help me?
Keep in mind that it is Chinese medicine, not Chinese magic, so it requires a little bit of time to work. For short-term issues recently incurred, sometimes just a few treatments will affect results. If it is a long-term illness with an extended period of suffering, it usually takes a little longer to heal. Patients should commit to three to six sessions to begin with, in order to feel significant results. At that point, we are able to determine if Acupuncture is working for you.
What is Acupuncture good for?
Acupuncture treats myriad conditions including, but not limited to, pain management, digestive issues, arthritis, headaches, orthopedic ailments, fertility enhancement, gynecological issues, anxiety, insomnia and many other common health problems.