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Acupuncture  is a health science which is used to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body. It is a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force known as Qi. Utilization of needles are placed in the skin at various locations to relieve pain or affect a body part. Energy works in harmony with the body's circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary, and all other systems of the body. Energy network, Qi, travels below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs. By inserting needles into specific points  along these meridians, your energy flow will rebalance.

How Many Treatments Are Usual?

The number of treatments vary based on different conditions and individuals. Chronic problems generally require more treatment than acute ones. Some patients notice an immediate improvement after the first treatment, whereas others may not notice any effect until the seventh or eighth visit. A small number of patients will experience a worsening of symptoms as the body’s energies are returning to normal. This is normal and no need for alarm. Patients are encouraged to be patient with the healing process. 

How Does It Feel?

Insertion of the slender needles goes unnoticed by some and to others feels like a small pinch followed by a sensation of tingling, numbness, ache, traveling warmth, or heaviness.  Sometimes people feel Qi moving at a distance from the point of insertion. Needles remain in place from about fifteen to twenty minutes. 

What Can Acupuncture Treat?  

Acupuncture treats well over one hundred different conditions that respond well to this treatment. Acupuncture may be effective in treating a number of conditions such as:  acute and chronic pain relief, migraine, tension cluster, sinus, headaches, neck pain, mid back pain, lower back pain, asthma, allergies, skin conditions, abnormal blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety, neurologic syndrome, etc. This is only a partial list of the numerous conditions Acupuncture has been credited with helping.

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