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FAQ about Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Curative and Preventive

Traditional Chinese medicine includes Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Herbalogy, Acupressure, Qigong, and Tuina therapy. With over 5000 years old history, the primary purpose of Chinese medicine in ancient China was to prevent disease. Chinese medicine doctors were retained to keep families healthy and were held personally accountable. In some cases, positive results are realized in as little as one visit. If followed up with proper preventive care, the cure is usually permanent.


Acupuncture is a therapeutic method of ancient Chinese system of medicine that involves skilled practitioners placing hair thin needles into a patient®™s body at various specific points and manipulating or twirling them to encourage nature healing, relieve pain or treat illness and chronic conditions. Sometimes, electrodes are used in placed of needles.
Acupuncture goes back 3,000-5,000 years, when Chinese philosophers developed ideas about the balance of each individual®™s natural energies. The energies are called yinand yang- the complementary but opposing qualities that are part of everything in the natural world - and that must hang in balance for good health.


The World Health Organization has identified the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems including:
Asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis and other chronic respiratory conditions
Neurological and muscular problems such as headache, neck and back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendinitis, sciatica, arthritis
Digestive disorders such as gastritis, hyperacidity, hepatitis, spastic bowel, constipation, and diarrhea
Urinary, menstrual and reproductive problems
Addictions to alcohol, cigarettes and some drugs
Insomnia, stress, depression


Acupuncture comes from the Oriental belief that energy is responsible for well being. In your body, this energy travels along 14 pathways or meridian lines connected to specific organs and body functions. When the energy flow is blocked or thrown off balance, illness results. By stimulating points along these meridian lines, acupuncture removes the energy block and restores the balance and flow of energy along the pathways.
It is confirmed that acupuncture stimulate the nerve cells of body to release its own naturally occurring pain relieving chemicals called endorphins.These chemical mimic morphine by attaching to opiate receptor sites found throughout the nervous system. Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain, resulting in relief of pain, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body®™s own internal regulation systems. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body®™s nature healing abilities, reducing inflammation, and promoting physical emotional well-being.


One of the most striking aspects of acupuncture is the almost complete absence of adverse effects from its use.
Only sterile disposable needles are used, therefore, preventing any risk of infection. In particular, there is no possibility of transmission of the AIDS or hepatitis viruses.


A thorough medical history will be asked, for example, if the symptom is different in the winter or the summer, if you feel different in the morning or the evening, if taking a hot bath helps. Skin, palms and tongue will be checked, and the pulses will be felt for your qienergy.
Depending on symptoms, 2 to 10 needles may be used at a time and left in place for 20 to 30 minutes. Needles may differ in length, thickness and how deeply they are inserted.
The number of treatments will vary with each individual and condition being treated. For acute problems, only a few treatments may be required. For complex or long-standing conditions, one or more treatments a week for several weeks may be recommended. In some conditions, several sessions may be required before improvement is noticed. About 90% of patients respond well to acupuncture with noticeable improvement.

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