Acupuncture originated in China more than 5,000 years ago. It is an ancient medical treatment based on regulating the body's "Chi" or "life energy" which flows in the body along pathways called meridians. Hundreds of acupuncture points can be opened like gates to balance and harmonize the flow of "Chi", relieving pain and many other symptoms of disease.
Acupuncture works by stimulating various points in the body, which are pathways through which "Chi" flows. Acupuncture affects the body in three specific ways, it:
We use disposable needles and they are very fine, about the size of a thick hair. They are solid and nothing is injected through them.
Yes. To enhance the value of the treatment, the following guidelines are recommended:
Once the needles have been placed, your might feel a dull ache or a tingling sensation which indicates that the point has been accurately located, and only lasts for a second or two. Some people even fall asleep. These are normal responses. Some people say they feel very relaxed when they are having a treatment, others don't feel much at all. Even if you don't feel much you are benefiting from treatment.
Treatments are between 45 minutes and 1 hour long. The first treatment may be up to 1.5 hours. In this time we will take a full history spend time getting to know you and give you time to ask questions you may have. After treatment, you can expect to feel less pain, more energy, and a heightened sense of well being.
The number of treatments required depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms to be addressed. For a cold or flu, one or two treatments can be very helpful. For chronic health conditions of years or even life-long duration, a longer course of treatment is normally required. Within the first 4-6 sessions, the effectiveness of the treatment is often evident and clear treatment goals should be established.
We are in network with United Healthcare.. You should review your health policy to determine if your insurance covers acupuncture treatment.