What conditions can be treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?
According to the World Health Organization acupuncture can effectively treat many chronic and acute health conditions, and is an effective form of preventive care. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine is a complex system of internal medicine, and so thus treats many more conditions than can be listed here. However, following is a list of some conditions that are commonly treated:
Back and neck pain
Breech presentation of fetus
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Effects of chemotherapy
Immune system deficiency
Urinary tract infections
How long does it take to notice results?
Treatment efficacy depends on the severity and nature of the condition. Acute conditions may respond to 2 or 3 treatments, while chronic conditions may require a series of 5 to 15 treatments or more. Some degenerative conditions may require ongoing, long-term treatment. For healthy individuals with no complaints, preventive care may be achieved by receiving treatments at least once with each change of the season.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are hair-thin and flexible, not hollow; most patients don’t even feel them being inserted. What may be felt is a dull ache, or a warm intensity – these sensations are the feeling of Qi coming to the surface as it’s accessed by the sterile stainless steel needle. Some patients don’t feel the needles at all. Each patient’s sensitivity to needles is different, since each patient’s Qi is different. Once all the needles have been inserted, most patients fall into a meditative or sleep-like state.