Acupuncture Treatment Procedure
- The Process
- Side Effects
Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine in which small needles are inserted into specific points along a muscle, nerve, tendon and/or fascia to correct the imbalance in the body’s qi, the energy that flows throughout the body via channels called meridians.
The practice of acupuncture can be dated back to the Stone Age in China. However, it was sometime around 2nd century B.C. that acupuncture was documented in the Bible of traditional Chinese medicine “Huang Di Nei Jing.” Since then, acupuncture theories have been evolved and updated over the past 2000 years.
Both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have played a major role in the ancient Chinese healthcare system before Western medicine was adopted as mainstream medicine at the beginning of the 20th century.
Acupuncture helps the body to regain its natural healing ability and return to homeostasis. It can even promote circulation of blood and oxygen in order to stimulate the nerves and nervous system.
Acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points to correct the imbalance in the body’s qi, the energy that flows throughout the body via channels called meridians. The meridians act as communication pathways between the brain and the body’s various structures and several factors can work to impede the qi flow, such as stress, trauma, and even unhealthy lifestyle choices.
By activating these points, an acupuncturist is able to regulate Qi flow in order to correct disharmony of Yin and Yang, thus to reach an optimal health state. All of our acupuncture needles are disposable for safety and effectiveness.
Since acupuncture is a process, certain indicators show that the treatment is successful. After two or three sessions, you should start to notice improvements in certain areas. Eventually, you will observe an overall sense of wellness, including your psychological and physical health.
During the first visit, you should bring any medical documents to your acupuncturist. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire with regard to your medical history and basic personal information. Your practitioner will obtain a complete picture of your health state, daily diet, habit, behavior which may contribute to the condition. During the consultation, it is very important for patients to describe all of your symptoms and daily physical activities in detail, since a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine including an acupuncturist depends heavily on your subjective description. After a thorough Chinese medical examination, your practitioner will explain to you possible diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.
During a session of acupuncture treatment, you will be asked to lie on a treatment table and relax for a few minutes. And an acupuncturist will instruct you to prepare for the treatment. Disposable acupuncture needles will be gently inserted into selective points on arms, legs, backs or abdomen, etc. depending on your condition. With light music, you relax calmly on the table and acupuncture takes effect.
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