What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a natural therapeutic method through proper insertion of thin and disposable needles into certain acupoints on the human body. It has been used to prevent and treat diseases for more than 4000 years in China. It does not produce any side effects or allergic reaction. It possesses the benefits of effectiveness, economy, safety, and simplicity. Now it has been greatly popularized and is becoming an increasingly important component of the world medicine.
What problems can be treated with acupuncture?
headache, shoulder and neck pain, back pain, abdominal pain, and injuries,) asthma, cough, cold and flu, allergies, sinusitis, sciatica, numbness, hypertension, high cholesterol, trigeminal neuralgia, herniated disk, diabetes, poor digestion, constipation, diarrhea, palpitation, ovary cyst, hysteromyoma, infertility, menopause, insomnia, stress, fatigue, depression, facial, gout, and weight loss, etc.
How does acupuncture work?
In recent years, a lot of modern experimental research works have been carried out on the mechanisms of acupuncture treatments. The results showed that acupuncture can improve blood circulation through strengthening the contractility of myocardial oxygen and hemodynamics. And also it can regulate the metabolism enzymes, hormones, and other biochemical materials, therefore producing analgesic effect, increasing the function of body¡¯s immune system and making imbalance of physiological function into normal status.
What should I expect during a treatment?
Where the sterile acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a slight numbness, 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 positive signals. After treatment, you should feel energized or experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
How safe is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects. There is also no danger of infection from acupuncture needles, because they are sterile, used once and then discarded.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Many people experience
Immediate relief; others may take months to achieve result. Chronic conditions usually take longer to treat than acute ones.