Is Acupuncture Safe?
When performed by a trained and licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe. All licensed acupuncturists today use pre-sterilized, individually packaged, disposable filaments. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being.
Do You Sterilize/Clean the Needles?
No, we never re-use a needle so there is no need for sterilization or cleaning. We follow the one-time use, sterilized, disposable needles as the industry standard. There is no re-using of needles even from one part of the body to another.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
No, acupuncture needles are very thin, like a human hair. You may not even feel anything when the needle is inserted, however, during the session you may feel “De Qi” sensation such as heavy, pressure, tingling, warmth, or numbness around the needle site or travel up and down the channels. Most people find acupuncture very relaxing, some even fall asleep during the treatment.
What Should I Expect During My First Visit?
During your first office visit, the practitioner will ask you at length about your health condition physically and emotionally. After the practitioner obtains a complete picture of your health status, she can discuss with you the underlying problems related to your condition and a treatment plan.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The frequency, length, and number of visits vary from each individual, it depends on the duration, severity, and nature of your complaint, so there is no set number of treatments. Usually it involves a series of weekly or bi-weekly treatments in an outpatient setting. During an initial visit, you will have a consultation with your Acupuncture Physician, to discuss your conditions and offer a better guide as to the length and amount of treatments you may need.
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping is one of the methods in Chinese Traditional Medicine. Cupping is working on the sinew, muscle and channel helps to increase blood circulation and pain by moving Qi and relieve blood stagnation in the area. Traditionally, cupping therapy has been done by burning a cotton ball saturated with alcohol in the glass cup to burn all oxygen inside the cup which creates a suction pressure on the top of the skin. In modern times, it can be done by pumping air out of the plastic cup to create the same suction.
What is Cupping for?
Cupping is good for pain and relaxing the muscle. It also pulls toxins and tonifies the organs in some cases.