How To Acupuncture

How To Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a component of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. Acupuncture is a pseudoscience; the theories and practices of TCM are not based on scientific knowledge, and it has been characterized as quackery. 

How To Acupuncture

Acupuncture is done using hair-thin needles. Most people report feeling minimal pain as the needle is inserted. The needle is inserted to a point that produces a sensation of pressure or ache. Needles may be heated during the treatment or mild electric current may be applied to them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you do acupuncture yourself?

Light your moxa stick and hold it about an inch above the skin where the acupuncture point is located, wait for it to get hot, remove and repeat again 3-5 times on each point.

What can acupuncture treat?

Many people use acupuncture to relieve pain throughout their body, including for migraines, back pain and arthritis. Studies have also shown that acupuncture may be a successful treatment option for a variety of conditions, including immune system issues, infertility and the effects of menopause.

Can acupuncture heal pain?

There’s scientific evidence that acupuncture can help ease some chronic lower-back pain, tension headaches and migraine, but its role in arthritis is less clear-cut.

Can I do acupuncture at home?

Acupuncture at home will require you to attend at least 3 appointments at the acupuncture clinic so that you can be taught how to do self-acupuncture, you will be sent 3 appointments so that we can assess if this helps you and further appointments will be given if needed.

How long does acupuncture last?

The answer to this question varies quite a bit depending on the condition that’s being treated, as well as the severity of that condition. However, in general, the effects of a single acupuncture session can be expected to last anywhere from days to weeks.

Is acupuncture Spiritual?

There are many ways that Acupuncture is beneficial for your spirit, including the fact that it can promote a sense of inner peace, calmness, and overall well-being. It is an effective treatment for many physical ailments and mental health issues, but it’s also a great way to treat yourself when you need self-care.

How long does it take for acupuncture to start working?

If you were in the acupuncture clinic for acute pain or sports injury, you may notice the pain relief almost instantly from the first treatment. For chronic pain, it may take up to 2 or 3 sessions to notice the pain subside.

Where does acupuncture start?

The ancient practice of acupuncture started in China approximately 3000 years ago. The first documentation of acupuncture that described it as an organized system of diagnosis and treatment is in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which dates back to 100 BCE

What type of pain does acupuncture treat?

In China, acupuncture is often used as a go-to treatment for everything from asthma to diabetes, but in the United States, it is more often used as a complementary treatment alongside other treatments or drugs for conditions like low back pain, joint pain, and headaches, and sometimes to help ease nausea and vomiting.