Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy that can be used for a wide range of health concerns. Some of these include: Headaches, Back pain, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Sciatica, Neuropathy, Knee Pain as well as more chronic conditions such as insomnia, digestive problems, sinus and allergy problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, fertility issues, side-effects of Radiation and Chemotherapy, and more. Acupuncture may also be helpful for patients who wish to stop smoking or want assistance with weight management.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture activates the body’s ability to heal itself. From thousands of years of observation, Traditional Chinese Medicine has evolved into an art and science of balancing, unblocking and stimulating the energies of the body. From a biomedical perspective, when a needle is inserted in to the skin, the body responds with multiple effects. The circulation to the area increases, inflammation is decreased, and muscles release their tension just to name a few responses. Come see for yourself the benefits acupuncture may have for you!
Does it Hurt?
Often patients do not feel the needles when they are inserted. The needles used for acupuncture are single use, sterile filiform needles. They are very small and very fine. Some patients may feel a warm sensation, a tingle or buzzing feeling, or a dull ache. All of these responses indicate that the acupuncture is doing its work. If the sensation becomes too intense, the acupuncturist can make adjustments for the patient’s comfort. On occasion, a needle might “zing” when inserted, the acupuncturist will remove or adjust the needle to eliminate this sensation.