How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is based on
the ancient Chinese theory that Qi, or "vital energy," and blood run
through channels called "meridians" which transverse the body in a manner similar to the
venous and blood circulatory systems. If the Qi is stagnant, so is
the blood. Acupuncture regulates the flow of Qi and blood, as well as balancing the mind, body and Shen,
type of needles are used?
individually packaged, single-use, disposable "Serin" acupuncture needles
These needles are often referred to as "painless" needles The FDA and the World Health Organization
have approved Serin
acupuncture needles as medical devices. The needles are tools that
stimulate the movement of the "Qi" and blood through the body and the nervous
system, thereby balancing and healing the body.
How deep do the needles
This depends upon the chief complaint of the patient, the
location of the points selected, the patients body structure,
age and constitution and upon the specific technique / method
applied. Usually, the needles are inserted from 1/4 to 1 inch
Can acupuncture keep me
healthy and prevent me from getting sick?
With a specialized immune-deficiency
treatment plan that includes acupuncture and medical massage therapy, as well as herbal
and vitamin supplements, the compromised immune system may be enhanced.
What will I feel during
and after the treatment?
A treatment is an individual,
personal experience which can range from energy-moving to total balance,
producing euphoria. Patients being treated for pain experience anything
from a reduction in pain,
to its complete elimination. After a treatment, the patient often feels rejuvenated with an alleviation of symptoms
of their individual condition. He or she may also experience less anxiety,
improved digestion, better sleeping patterns, a lowered stress level and a
feeling of being more
"in balance" overall.
How many treatments will I need?
Each course of treatment
is different, depending on an individual patient's signs and symptoms. Patients
are given time to empower and re-educate themselves, and to become aware of their own
imbalances. The course of treatment also depends on how long a patient has had a particular medical
condition and, generally speaking, each individual responds at a different
rate. According to traditional Chinese Medicine 10 treatments equals one session.
Initially, three appointments are typically recommended in order to
have a breakthrough.