DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT AND IS IT SAFE?
Acupuncture needles are thin, single use, and disposable which are used in strategic anatomical landmarks in your body. Some patients experience a sensation when the needle is inserted, but it is not pain. The feeling has been described as a tickling, tingling, warm, or traveling sensation along the channel. Most patients are surprised by the relaxing experience of an acupuncture treatment and the energy boost that accompanies it.
Acupuncture is safe when it is done by a well-trained board certified acupuncturist. To have the certification of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), an acupuncturist must have graduated from an accredited acupuncture school, received a 3 to 4 year Master of Science degree, and completed over 1,000 hours of clinical study as an intern.
Acupuncturists follow OSHA standards to prevent any spread of disease.
IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
Yes. When done properly by a trained professional, acupuncture for pregnant women is safe. Acupuncture can help relieve many of the aches and discomforts of pregnancy. It is effective for nausea (morning sickness), heartburn, swelling of the legs, constipation, sciatica and more. Acupuncture is also effective for women who have difficulty with getting pregnant.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY VISIT?
You should wear loose clothing, be hydrated and have eaten one to two hours prior to the appointment.
It is best not to be on an empty stomach when receiving a treatment. The treatment takes 45 minutes to an hour.
WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize that acupuncture can treat the following conditions:
EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nausea and Vomiting
Cold and Flu
EAR, NOSE, THROAT
Lack of Balance
Restless Leg Syndrome
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lack of Coordination
Lack of Balance
Urinary Tract Infection