WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing, improve blood flow and function.  This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.  Herbal formulas are often used to accompany an acupuncture treatment to supplement or improve the needling processes.  Many people seek acupuncture as simply for it's preventative aspects.

Frequently asked questions

What Kind Of Conditions Should I Seek Acupuncture Treatment?

An acupuncturist may be consulted for specific symptoms and conditions such as pain, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, migraine, menstrual disorders, fertility, intestinal upset, addiction and a plethora of other conditions.

There has been extensive practice and research providing evidence that acupuncture is effective in helping patients with many of the conditions listed.  It does more than simply relieve the symptoms. The aim of acupuncture is to treat the whole patient and restore balance between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. As mentioned before, many people use acupuncture as a preventative treatment.  This is by far the most important benefit of this medicine.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Usually, a series of treatments are necessary to resolve a condition. Each case and condition is treated individually. A consultation is required to determine requirements. Treatments can be between 45 to 90 minutes in length with the first consultation usually lasting longer. It is best to consult with a Licensed, NCCAOM Certified practitioner for more details about your specific treatment.

DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT HURT?

Most patients have stated that there is little or no pain as very fine, sterile, disposable needles are used. Treatments are available without the use of needles through Asian Bodywork Therapy.