First Oriental Therapy Center
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Chinese Herbal Medicine
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, solid, sterile, stainless steel needles at specific meridian points throughout the body. All needles are used only once and are discarded in a biohazard container.
How does Acupuncture work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine states that health is dependent upon our body's vital energy, qi, to travel in a smooth and balanced way throughout our body. The flow of qi can be disturbed by physical or emotional stress, trauma, infection, weather conditions or genetics. Acupuncture restores the natural balance of qi, thus alleviating pain and imbalance in the body.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
No. At insertion, the patient may feel some heaviness, tingling, or a slight sensation running up and down the meridian. After the needles are in, the patient often feels very relaxed and can even fall asleep.
How many treatments will I need?
This varies on the condition being treated, and, your physical body function (age, diet, medical history, etc.). Unusually you will feel the difference of your body and see the positive effects within 2-3 treatments.
What can I expect after the 1st treatment?
Patients often experience positive change after the first treatment, and receive relief in both symptoms and pain. You can expect to feel relaxed and able to resume your daily activities.
Is there anything I can do to enhance my acupuncture experience?
Yes. Relax. Ask questions. Communicate with us. Let us know if you have any specific needs or requests. Feel comfortable, and be an active participant in your treatment experience.