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Frequently Asked Questions
Acupuncture is a potent means
of affecting the physiologic state of the body.
It works by resetting body
signals to regulate the body/mind more effectively. It has been shown to influence and balance the endocrine and
autonomic nervous systems, as well as the brain’s
neurotransmitters, including endorphin release to enhance pain
control and sense of well being.
Traditional acupuncture theory is based on circulation of
subtle body energy, called Qi (chee).
It is all about balance.
To be healthy and pain free, one’s Qi must be ample but not
excess, and flow smoothly. Qi
flows through pathways in the body called meridians, which connect
the surface of the body with the internal organs. The acupuncture points are located along the meridians.
points have less electrical resistance than the surrounding tissue,
and are thereby more conductive and influential at balancing
Qi in the meridians.
By placing very fine sterile needles at these precise points
along the meridians, the
flow of Qi and blood opens
up, rebalancing and relieving stagnation to improve one’s physical
and emotional state. It
is a tried and true 3000 year old system.
What Is Acupuncture Good For?
Acupuncture is useful and effective for many pain problems including those caused by injury, arthritis, nerve pain, headaches, migraines and fibromyalgia. Because of its balancing effect on the endocrine-neuro-immune systems, it is also beneficial for many internal and chronic conditions. Please refer to the "Conditions" page.
Contrary to popular thought, most people have no discomfort
with acupuncture. There
is individual variation, but it doesn’t have to hurt to wok.
In fact, most people get quite relaxed and even euphoric
during a treatment because of the above mentioned physiologic
responses induced by treatment.
Can Be Treated By Acupuncture?
Everyone from the very young to the
Many Treatment s Does It Take?
This is impossible to say.
A rule of thumb is that the
more chronic or deeper the condition, the longer it takes to
turn around. Many
experience immediate or rapid relief within the first
treatment or two, but treatment must be repeated a number of times
to make permanent changes, as with any therapy from physical therapy
to chemotherapy. Response
to treatment is influenced by the individual constitution.
However, “miracle treatments” do
Much Does It Cost?
The initial consultation and
treatment is $100.00. Thereafter,
it is $55.00.
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