FAQ’s

What will my acupuncturist do?
During the initial exam a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist also may check your pulse and tongue and may conduct a physical exam. This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, you may receive an acupuncture treatment. Visits with your acupuncturist may last from thirty to ninety minutes.

What to Expect
The needles are approximately the size of a cat’s whisker. The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies. You may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache where the acupuncture needle has been inserted. Sometimes people experience a little pain as the needles are inserted, or a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. This is called the “Qi sensation”. All these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working.The depth of insertion varies from person to person. After treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

How should I prepare?
Write down and bring any questions you have

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  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
  • Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
  • Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit
  • Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Between visits, make note of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of Pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of symptoms

What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can help with:

  • Herpes zoster
  • Hypertension
  • Induction of labor
  • Insomnia
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostatitis
  • Raynaud syndrome
  • Renal colic
  • Retention of urine,
  • traumatic
  • Allergic rhinitis(including hayfever)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cancer pain
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Morning sickness
  • Diabetes mellitus,
  • non-insulin dependent
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Earache
  • Epistaxis
  • Facial pain
  • Facial spasm
  • Female infertility
  • Fibromyalgia andfasciitis
  • Headache
  • Male sexual
  • dysfunction, nonorganic
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain in dentistry
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Postoperativepain
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sciatica
  • Sore throat(includingtonsillitis)
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Sprain
  • Stiff neck
  • Stroke
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tobacco dependence
  • UIcerative colitis, chronic
  • Whooping cough

How acupuncture can help
Acupuncture and TCM has the ability to successfully aid in the healing of soft-tissue injuries, relaxing the muscles, relieving painful symptoms, helping your body regain its natural balance and vitality as well as alleviating any stress and anxiety.

What to Expect
The needles are approximately the size of a cat’s whisker. The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies. You may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache where the acupuncture needle has been inserted. Sometimes people experience a little pain as the needles are inserted, or a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. This is called the “Qi sensation”. All these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working.The depth of insertion varies from person to person. After treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.