Acupuncture is one of the five modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Our oldest texts are from more than two thousand years ago. Acupuncture is a way of life.
What is a session?
The acupuncture session is usually one hour long, starting with intake, palpation of the pulse, and observation of the tongue. Followed by insertion of the acupuncture needles in specific points in the body. The needles are sterile, one times use, and they are much thinner than other types of needles. At times electrical current is connected to some of the needles. The needles usually remain in the body for 20 to 40 minutes.
How does Acupuncture work?
The acupuncture treatments work on a cumulative base, usually it takes few treatments to feel a change. However, since it is a holistic modality, it takes care of many other problems on its way. For example, you might be coming for your headaches, but your insomnia disappears, your apetit improves and you have more energy!
The acupuncture treatment is always specifically for you at this point in time. There is no magic point for a headache. Everyone's headache is different, since Acupuncture takes care of the root cause of the problem. The pattern can be different for every single person, even for the same person in one week. So the treatment changes accordingly.
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of conditions related to the following systems according to New York State Board of Acupuncture:
•Gynecological and reproductive system
According to WHO acupuncture treatment is safe if performed properly by a well trained practitioner.
•With minimal adverse reactions
"Comparable with morphine without the adverse effects"
Accupuncture is effective in the treatment of the following condition listed in WHO:
Tension, headache, Migraine, Facial pain, Craniomandibular disorders, Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), Restricted joint motion, Muscle spasm, Arthralgia, Peri-arthritis, Cervical Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Epicondylitis, Fascitis, Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis of the knee, Radicular pain syndromes, Inflammation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Biliary and Renal Colic, Traumatic pain, Post-operative pain, Labor Pain, Reduction in Duration of Labor, Regulation of Blood Pressure, Stimulation of Immune System, Neuralgia, Sequeale of Stroke, Hemiplegia, Aphasia, Bell’s Palsy, Facial Spasm, Facial Spasm, Insomnia, Allergic Rhinitis, Tonsilitis, Sore Throat, Bronchial Asthma, Peptic Ulcer, Acute and Chronic Gastritis, Nausea and Vomiting, Diarrhea, Morning Sickness, Irritable Colon, Chemotherapy induced Leukopenia, Primary Dysmenorrhea, PMS, Regulates hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, Induction of Labor, Stimulates Lactation, Hypotension, Angina Pectoris, Coronary Artery Disease, Depression, Stress, Drug Dependence.