frequently asked questions regarding acupuncture

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What exactly is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of extremely thin needles into specific points, which lie on energy channels that circulate throughout the body. The study and application of acupuncture to treat pain and disease has been around for over 2000 years. It can treat acute and chronic conditions and is reliable as preventative health care.

How does it work?

Qi (pronounced chee), or energy, flows through channels of the body. When the body is in balance, the qi runs smoothly through these channels but when life gets too hectic and we become stressed or sick, these channels are blocked. The needles are inserted at certain points to reactivate the natural flow of qi in the body to attain the body's natural balance.

Is it safe?

Your acupuncturist uses single use sterilized needles, which are immediately disposed of afterwards. Acupuncture is a completely safe procedure when administered by a board certified licensed professional.

What does it feel like? Does it hurt?

There are different reactions to acupuncture.  Treatments are usually painless. After insertion, you may experience a sensation of tingling, heaviness, heat or a moving sensation through the channels.  Many people report feeling relaxed during or after treatment.

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