Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.
Because the goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions, from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome). It can be beneficial for pain syndromes due to an injury or associated with chronic degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be helpful in treating neurological problems like migraines or Parkinson’s disease, or as a rehabilitation strategy for individuals who suffered a stroke. Respiratory conditions, including sinusitis and asthma have been relieved with acupuncture, as have many gynecologic disorders and infertility. Acupuncture has also proved beneficial for reducing fatigue and addictions, and for promoting overall well-being.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
You may feel pressure as the energy is moving throughout the body, but, for most people, an acupuncture treatment is painless. In fact, many people are so relaxed they fall asleep.
What should I wear to my treatment?
It is best to wear loose clothing that can be pushed up to knee. This allows the acupuncturist to optimize his treatment and your results.
How do I prepare for my visit?
Be sure to drink plenty of water before your visit. Most patients also find it helps to have a little food in their stomach before coming to their treatment.
What should I expect after my visit?
Expect to be relaxed! Many patients experience pain relief almost immediately. Plan to keep drinking plenty of fluids for the day following your treatment.