Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture

Posted on December 13, 2012 by Tools For Wellness

Esoteric Acupuncture Book by Dr. Mikio SankeyAcupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine that inserts small needles into the body to stimulate qi or life force energy. It is still widely used in China, but it still relatively recent form of treatment in America. Here are some answers to some commonly asked questions about acupuncture.

Does it hurt?

This by far one of the most common questions that people have about acupuncture. The answer is that yes, it can cause some slight discomfort. It is not quite like getting a shot, but it can be uncomfortable initially. Most people are able to get through their sessions relatively easily with little discomfort.

Are the needles sterilized?

Yes, all of the needles are supposed to be sterilzed before and ater each session with a client. Sterilization is essential prevent the spread of any diseases and to maintain the cleanliness of the facility.

What are some of the benefits of acupuncture?

There are a number of potential benefits to acupuncture treatments. It can alleviate the symptoms of certain types of health problems, reduce stress, and improve the overall wellbeing and health of the body. The specific benefits will depend on the nature of the health problem that it is being used to treat.

How long does it take to work?

Acupuncture takes some time to work like any other type of medical treatment. The answer to this question can depend on the severity of the problem and what type of treatment the acupuncturist recommends. In order to start seeing some initial results, most treatment programs will typically last for at least 4-5 weeks.

Is it safe for pets?

Yes, it is safe for pets. A number of animals including cats, dogs, adn rabbits have received acupuncture treatments. It is done in pretty much the same way and the animals will usually go to sleep during the treatment.

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