Physiological changes occurring after acupuncture are not the result of the placebo effect. Many of the effects occur without the conscious knowledge of the patient, but these changes can, and have, been measured by scientific investigation such as functional MRIs.
Acupuncture points reside on meridians, or channels, which are energetic pathways that run throughout the entire body. These meridians are linked to each other as well as to different organs. Using his knowledge of the interrelationship between the meridians and organs, an Acupuncturist will choose points to effect changes in them that will influence the [...]
Although some people will respond well to only one treatment, more are often necessary. The frequency of treatment and number of treatments needed is related to the patient's condition. Generally, the longer the patient has had the condition the longer the course of treatment will be before showing substantial and lasting results. Acupuncture can be [...]
Your first visit will be a two-hour session, to allow time for a full consultation and treatment plan. Subsequent visits will be 90 minutes. The needles, once inserted, will usually be left in place from 15 to 45 minutes. Needle placement depends on the technique and desired results.
Come with any questions you have, we're here to help you. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. Don't eat large meals just before or after your visit. Refrain from overexertion, drugs, or alcohol for up to 6 hours after the visit. Avoid stressful situation. Make time to relax and be sure [...]
The Acupuncturist will ask you a series of questions and do a full health history in order to find out the underlying cause of your health issue or disorder. The Acupuncturist will ask about your symptoms, health and life-style. Afterward the Acupuncturist will examine your tongue, feel your pulses and palpate various parts of your [...]
You may feel a slight sensation resembling a pinch or a mosquito bite when the needle is inserted. Once the needles are placed there may be a slight tingling, numbness or heaviness in the area while the practitioner is stimulating the point. These are positive signs that the needles are affecting the acupuncture point. Usually [...]
Scientists have no comprehensive answer as to how acupuncture works. Here is a list of a few currently proposed theories: By a yet to be determined process, acupuncture raises levels of triglycerides, specific hormones, prostaglandins, white blood counts, gamma globulins, opsonins, and overall anti-body levels. This is called the "Augmentation of Immunity" Theory. The "Endorphin" [...]
The Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation of how acupuncture works is that channels, or meridians, of energy run in regular patterns throughout the body and over its surface. These energy channels flow through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues and organs. An obstruction in the movement of the energy is like a dam that [...]
Acupuncture can relieve the symptoms of your health issue, strengthen your body's resistance to disease, and restore balance and normal function to your system. There are also many beneficial side effects to acupuncture. Patients report that most of the time they: Feel better (76%) Miss fewer work days (71%) Get along better with others (69%) [...]