FAQ

How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is based on Chinese theories of Qi (energy) and blood through a channel pathway which is similar to but not identical to the nervous and blood circulatory system.  Disease are developed when there is a disruption of harmonious energetic balance of the body.  Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can increase numerous naturally occurring substances in the body that facilitate healing and maintain the body internal balance.  For instance, acupuncture can stimulate the release of neurotransmitters such as endorphin and encephalin which block pain sensory pathways to eliminate pain, elevate mood and create deep relaxation.  Some evidence also indicates that acupuncture can regulate blood circulation and improve the immune resistance level in the body.  From scientific research, it is proved that acupuncture is an effective form of therapy.

Is acupuncture safe and painful?
Acupuncture needles are sterile and disposable and are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair.  Side-effects are very unusual. In most cases there is no discomfort, you may experience a sense of heaviness or electricity in the area of insertion. Most patients find the treatment very relaxing during the treatment.

What is treatment length and procedures?
The number of treatment needed to alleviate a disorder varies depending on the individual and the type of illness.  Generally, acute conditions can be treated effectively within few treatments. Chronic conditions which have developed over years may lengthen the period of time for positive results. During the initial treatment, your personal condition will be careful evaluated through questions regarding medical history and observation such as diagnosing your pulse and observing your tongue.  A specific diagnostic conclusion will be made after the evolution.  A combination of one or more of the treatment techniques will be incorporated into your treatment.  The treatment will usually take from 45 minutes to one hour.