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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Acupuncturists have been used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.

An Acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific points on the body. This activates the body’s Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

During the initial exam a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Acupuncturist also may check pulses and your 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. First visit will take up to 60 minutes; from second visit will take between 30 to 45 minutes.

 

What should I expect during treatment?

Where the Acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Sometimes people experience 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. After treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense or relaxation and well-being.

What can I expect on my first visit?

You will receive an evaluation where you will able to ask questions and any concerns you have you may address. We will then help determine where and what is the best way to treat you.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Insurance coverage varies from state to state. Contact your insurance company provider to learn what kind of care is covered.

Here are a few questions to ask:

  1. Will my plan cover acupuncture?
  2. How may visit per calendar year?
  3. Do I have co-pay?
  4. Do I have deductible? 
  5. If “yes”,  has it been met?

 

What are some benefits received from Acupuncture?

According to UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine, acupuncture helps symptoms like;

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), Biliary colic, Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke), Dysentery, acute bacillary Dysmenorrhoea, primary Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders), Headache, Hypertension, essential Hypotension, primary Induction of labor Knee pain, Leukopenia
Low back pain, Malposition of fetus, correction Morning sickness, Nausea and vomiting, Neck pain, Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction), Periarthritis of shoulder, Postoperative pain, Renal colic, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica, Sprain, Stroke, Tennis elbow

the following diseases, symptoms or conditions have limited but probable evidence to support the therapeutic use of acupuncture;

Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm), Acne vulgaris, Alcohol dependence and detoxification, Bell’s palsy, Bronchial asthma, Cancer pain, Cardiac neurosis, Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation, Cholelithiasis, Competition stress, syndrome Craniocerebral injury, closed Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent Earache, Epidemic haemorrhagic fever, Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease), Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection, Female infertility, Facial spasm, Female urethral syndrome, Fibromyalgia and fasciitis, Gastrokinetic disturbance, Gouty arthritis, Hepatitis B virus carrier status, Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3), Hyperlipaemia, Hypo-ovarianism, Insomnia, Labour pain, Lactation, deficiency Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic Ménière disease, Neuralgia, post-herpetic Neurodermatitis, Obesity, Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence, Osteoarthritis, Pain due to endoscopic examination, Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans, Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome), Post-extubation in children, Postoperative convalescence, Premenstrual syndrome, Prostatitis, chronic Pruritus, Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome, Raynaud syndrome, primary Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Retention of urine, traumatic
Schizophrenia, Sialism, drug-induced (excessive salivation), Sjögren syndrome, Sore throat (including tonsillitis), Spine pain, acute Stiff neck
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, Tietze syndrome, Tobacco dependence, Tourette syndrome, Ulcerative colitis, chronic Urolithiasis, Vascular dementia, Whooping cough (pertussis)

(http://cim.ucsd.edu/clinical-care/acupuncture.shtml)

Do the acupuncture needles hurt?

Acupuncture needles are very small in size commonly compared to a strand of hair. The needles are solid not hollow. They are rounded not pointed which help you feel comfort with the injections. If you happen to feel the insertion, you may experience one of two things (u may feel a small like mosquito bite) then the arrival of energy from the tip of the needle. You may also feel a warm electric sensation throughout your body. If you happen to feel any discomfort at all it will easily fade away very fast.

What is Cupping Therapy

Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and the common cold. In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place small glass cups over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction. They may be moved over and affected area or left in place. You may leave the office looking as though a large octopus gave you a big hug. There is no need for alarm. The slight redness will quickly dissipate.

 

 

What is Acupressure massage?

Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for boosting the immune system.

Acupressure is just one of a number of Asian bodywork therapies (ABT) with roots in traditional Asian Medicine. Examples of other Asian bodywork therapies are medical qigong and Tuina. Shiatsu is a Japanese form of acupressure.

Traditional Chinese medical theory describes special acupoints, or acupressure points, that lie along meridians, or channels, in your body. These are the same energy meridians and acupoints as those targeted with acupuncture. It is believed that through these invisible channels flows vital energy — or a life force called qi (ch’i). It is also believed that these 12 major meridians connect specific organs or networks of organs, organizing a system of communication throughout your body. The meridians begin at your fingertips, connect to your brain, and then connect to an organ associated with a certain meridian.

According to this theory, when one of these meridians is blocked or out of balance, illness can occur. Acupressure and acupuncture are among the types of Asian Medicine that are thought to help restore balance.