FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Does Acupuncture Work?
What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?
Neurological Disorders – Post-stroke recovery, Bell’s Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders
Upper Respiratory Disorders – Asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, laryngitis, colds and flu.
Digestive Disorders – Irritable bowel, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, heartburn, food allergies, ulcers
Urinary and Reproductive Disorders – Cystitis, menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms.
Immune Function – Recurrent infections, supportive treatment for cancer and AIDS patients.
Addictions – Addictions to nicotine, alcohol and drugs.
Eye and Ear Disorders – Tinnitus, Meniere’s disease.
Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia
How Long Before I See Results?
Do You Reuse The Needles?
Do I Have To Take Herbs?
Are Herbs Safe?
Are herbs safe? Chinese herbal medicine, unlike acupuncture herbal Chinese medicine has surprisingly found favor among some researchers. Studies have revealed that herbal medicines rarely evoke any adverse reactions. In fact, they are clearly much safer than the vast majority of most pharmaceutical drugs. Modern and traditional herbal formulas are now available commercially for those of most any physical condition and age.
Chinese herbal medicines are currently being used to treat a wide range of health issues from pain, psychological disorders, immunity, digestive and gynecological problems to allergic conditions, childhood illnesses, respiratory diseases and addictive disorders like smoking and alcoholism.
What Is A Treatment Like?
What is a treatment like? The initial treatment generally takes the longest as the practitioner intakes a patient’s history and vitals, counsels on treatment strategies, and inspects the tongue and pulse. The patient may have to change into a gown if the practitioner needs to access back, chest or abdominal points. Please wear loose fitting clothing so that the acupuncturist can place the needles on arm and leg points as needed. Once an acupuncture needle has been inserted, patients generally do not feel pain. The extent of the pain a patient might feel is similar to the pinch of an insect bite. Some patients even express that the needling and manipulation of the needles can be quite pleasurable and relaxing. The acupuncture needles retain for a period between 10 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the condition treated.
Our practitioner has completed all required safety courses to ensure clean needle protocol and ensure comfort to the patient.
How Often Do I Need To See My Acupuncturist?
How often do I need to see my acupuncturist? Since Traditional Chinese Medicine tailors treatments individualized to each client, follow-up visits vary from patient to patient. Depending on the condition treated, patients can expect to make follow up visits as frequent as twice a week to as infrequent as once a month. Weight loss and pain patients generally come twice a week, while an intermittent stress patient may come once a month.
If you are doing NAET treatments with us, it is recommended that you come once a week (or more frequently) to see better results.