Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and has been in
practice for over 3,000 years. It is the stimulation of specific points located on the skin
along energy channels called meridians. These meridians run from head to toe
throughout the body and connect all organs. The energy which flows through the
meridian channels is called Qi (pronounced chee). According to TCM, illnesses arise
when the flow of Qi becomes unbalanced or the meridians are blocked. By stimulating
these blockages through points on the body, it can help to restore the flow of Qi to the
effected organs, creating balance throughout the body.
Will it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are extremely thin made from stainless steel. You may feel little
or no discomfort during the acupuncture process. When inserting the needles, you
may feel different sensations including slight soreness, numbness, warmth, or
pressure. These energetic sensations are not the same as pain. When asked, many
people consider the feeling to be pleasant, and in some cases, comforting.
How long does each appointment last?
Treatments typically take between 45 and 60 minutes. Some illnesses require longer
appointments. Length of the appointment depends on individual conditions of the
patient at the time of treatment.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture is safe when performed by a licensed acupuncturist.
All of the needles are single use to prevent any spread of infection.
The needles are FDA approved and pre-sterilized.
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