What is Acupuncture?
hundreds of acupoints within the meridian system that can be stimulated to enhance the flow of qi. When you are healthy, the qi flows smoothly.
Acupuncture originated in China over 3000 years ago. It is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of qi (pronounced chee), the vital life energy present in all living organisms. Qi circulates through the body along twelve major energy pathways, called meridians. Each meridian is linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. There are
What happens when there is an imbalance in the body?
In Acupuncture theory, the mind, body and spirit are in a state of harmony. When qi is blocked, this delicate balance is upset and illness can occur.
How does Acupuncture work?
Tiny needles are inserted at specific points in the body. This allows the body to heal itself naturally by strengthening and moving the qi throughout the body.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
The Acupuncture needles are painless because they are not much wider than a strand of human hair. The amount of time the needles are left in varies. Usually, they stay in for about 20 minutes. The needles are pre-sterilized and are disposable so there is no risk of catching any diseases from unclean needles.
What can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can treat a variety of illnesses both chronic and acute. The World Health Organization states Acupuncture is suitable for treating: Muscular pains, Headaches, Digestive Disorders, Allergies, Respiratory Problems, and Gynecological Complaints. Other commonly treated illnesses include stress, insomnia, migraines, and low energy.
What will happen at the first visit?
First time patients will fill out a questionnaire about their medical history. The Acupuncturist will ask about your lifestyle, look at your tongue and take your pulse to make a Chinese medical diagnosis. Loose clothing is suggested to allow easier access to the limbs.
Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?
Many of today’s extended health plans offer some form of coverage. Be sure to keep your receipts and submit them to your insurer.