What Is Acupuncture?
And How Can It Benefit You!
It consists of the insertion of very fine needles into the body, shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. These points have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of 2,000 years and there are more than 1,000 known acupoints. In the past three decades, electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence and location for these points.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn How it Works!
What can I expect during my first visit?
Before your acupuncturist inserts any needles, they will conduct a thorough health history. The acupuncturist will cover your personal and family medical history in much the same way a family doctor would. Your practitioner may also ask questions that seem unrelated to your current concern, but which help them understand what is happening in your body. They will then examine you using techniques thousands of years old, to determine the best course of treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
That depends on the duration, severity and nature of your complaint. You may need only a single treatment for an acute condition. A series of 5-10 treatments may resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may require many treatments over time. To help reduce the number of treatments, your practitioner may suggest dietary modifications, specific exercise regimens, relations techniques, self-massage, and/or Chinese herbal medicines, all of which may help to increase the efficacy of acupuncture.