The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and the cause of disease.
Do the needles hurt?
Needle sensation ranges from nothing at all to a mild sensation that comes and goes instantly. Once the needles are in, some notice warmth or tingling at the site of the needle, or a slight pulling sensation. Others have reported mild itching at the site of the needle. All of these are normal responses.
How many visits will I need?
On average, one treatment per week for 6-8 weeks is recommended to achieve a decrease in adverse symptoms and an increase in overall strength and energy. This is considered the starting point for treatment. In order to sustain the new changes it is recommended that the patient continue treatment on a biweekly basis. As health improves treatment becomes less frequent. Please note, that some cases are more chronic in nature and therefore require continued weekly treatment.
Why do people come for acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a wonderful modality to use for general wellness as well as a viable option (for acute and chronic conditions) after exhausting other avenues of care. Many people find it to be highly beneficial and feel more vital than they have in years.
Those looking for a holistic approach to their healthcare needs choose acupuncture because it addresses and treats the underlying cause of disease as well as addresses the symptoms. Acupuncture is a great option for those unable to tolerate medication prescribed by their physicians or have allergies to medication. This modality provides a safe alternative without any adverse side effects. For those who are looking to combine modes of care, for instance, chiropractic care and acupuncture can work well synergistically, providing better relief together than either does on its own.