Acupuncture is a branch of traditional chinese medicine that is over 3000 years old and one of the oldest forms of natural healthcare. Acupuncture is based on the concept that the body’s vital energy travels in a series of clearly defined paths called meridians or channels. By stimulating meridian points that correspond to various organs and systems in the body, the body’s energy can be encouraged back into balance which allows the body to heal itself.
The Acupuncture exam:
The initial examination of a patient involves looking at the whole person including body, mind and environmental lifestyle factors. A thermoscan may be conducted to evaluate the imbalances in the areas involving the spine and associated acupuncture points. This information is combined and assessed using Chiropractic and Traditional Chinese Medicine knowledge base to find the imbalance.
How many treatments will it take?
The number of treatments will depend on the nature of the problem and the individual person.
Other treatment options may be employed if necessary including whole nutritional counseling, chiropractic adjustments, AMIT, cold laser, or massage.
Is it painful?
Acupuncture needles are not much thicker than a human hair, and the insertion is typically painless. We use sterile, individually packaged disposable needles. Most patients find it relaxing and enjoy a nap through treatment.
How long does it take?
Each treatment time varies, but expect around 30-45 minutes.