Traditional Chinese Medicine uses a unique (and holistic) approach based on finding the root cause of the problem and addressing it with acupuncture, cupping, herbs, bodywork and diet therapy. It focuses on an understanding that each individual has conditions specific to them and requires a customized approach and care.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
It is an ancient medicine that incorporates many healing modalities ( acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medicine, bodywork etc ) used to diagnose and treat illnesses by focusing on directing the energy in the body or “qi” in Chinese Medicine to the cells.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one modality of Chinese Medicine. It is an effective treatment that has been used for over 3000 years to help people become healthy and stay healthy. Acupuncture activates the natural healing system in the body and encourages the body to heal itself. It enhances the immune system, helps with pain management and emotional well being. It is a safe and virtually painless treatment and it is effective at treating many different health concerns.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture is virtually painless since only very thin needles are inserted into the skin. It is possible to feel a sensation of heaviness or pulsing during treatment but nothing that is uncomfortable. It is very relaxing and it is common for people to fall asleep during the treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
It is very dependent on the person and what condition they have. Normally it is between 4 to 10 treatments. If the condition is chronic, a longer follow-up may be needed. It is common to feel a difference after the 2nd to 4th treatment but I have seen results after the 1st treatment as well. Acupuncture is cumulative and it is important that you continue with the treatment plan that your acupuncturist sets out for you so that you can get results and the most benefit from acupuncture.