Acupuncture Basics and Benefits

Are you looking for something different in your healthcare?  Would you prefer a natural complement to Western medicine?  You can look no further than acupuncture.  

*Acupuncture is an individualized medicine.  It is not one size fits all.  The basic premise of acupuncture is to get to the root of the problem.  At the first visit, the acupuncturist will take your pulse, look at your tongue and palpate.  In addition, they will ask questions about your diet, exercise, sleep, digestion and more to make a Chinese medicine diagnosis.  The acupuncturist will treat you based on the diagnosis.  

*Acupuncture is a non-pharmaceutical option.  Sterile single-use filiform needles are inserted into the body based on the diagnosis.  The treatment time is for 30 to 40 minutes.  You lie down on a massage table, listen to soft calming music in the background and the lights are off. Several patients even get a nap during their treatment.    

*Acupuncture is a physical treatment and requires consistency and repetition.  Most patients begin coming in two or three times a week.  If you are seeing a result in the treatment, you would continue coming in but with reduced frequency per week.  Acupuncture sends an impulse to the brain and produces the feedback reflex to correct the imbalanced homeostasis.  At the same time, acupuncture relaxes the brain and promotes the release of the neurotransmitters.  

*Most patients experience benefits from treatment like sleeping better, more energy, less stress, less sick are some examples.  As the body begins to heal, other symptoms begin to disappear.  

*Everyone responds to acupuncture differently: some quick, some moderate and others slow.  Healing our body is not a quick fix but rather a process.  The beauty of acupuncture is that  there are no side effects.  

These are some of the highlights to acupuncture and its’ benefits.  

You might want to consider acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese medicine has been in existence for over 2,500 years. Experience a holistic approach to your health with an experienced and licensed acupuncturist.   Give us a call at (919) 803-2424.

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