Most people are aware that acupuncture is highly effective for reducing pain and inflammation, but did you know that acupuncture can promote systemic self-healing, regulating your energy levels and sleep, digestion and mood?
The truth is that EVERYONE is a candidate for acupuncture, because consistent treatment can, quite simply, make your life better. We are all at our best when we feel light, relaxed, and our systems are functioning at optimal levels.
Worried about the needles? I treat patients from 6 to 86, many of whom have actual needle phobias. Time and again, I get the same response at their first session: fearful anticipation followed by a chuckle, and a “Oh, that’s all?” I myself am needle-phobic, and I get acupuncture all the time (sometimes even giving it to myself!)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is one of the safest health modalities that I know of. During a session, I use sterile, single-use needles, so there is no chance of cross-contamination. A licensed and certified practitioner is well-trained in giving a safe and effective treatment. It's the only medicine I am aware of that has POSITIVE side effects, such as better sleep, relaxation, and mood-enhancement.
What should I wear to my acupuncture session?
I ask patients to wear comfortable clothing that gives me access to the knees and elbows, and is loose enough so that I can get to their backs. I always have drapes on hand if someone is not appropriately dressed, so be assured that your modesty will be respected here.
Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?
Do you know exactly how aspirin works? Probably not. Does that stop it from easing your headache? The mechanism of action in acupuncture has many theories, but the truth is that there is nothing to "believe" in. It's simply another form of medicine.
How often do I need to come for acupuncture?
This is a question that depends on what your issue is. During your first session, I will let you know the treatment frequency that will best serve you.
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