Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It's primarily used to relieve pain and tension, strengthen the immune system, and prevent and treat a wide range of conditions. This uses the Oriental approach of targeting specific Meridian and Energy Channels of the body.
- According to WHO (World Health Organization), Acupuncture can effectively treat 28 Health Conditions
- 84% of patients with whiplash from a motor vehicle accident improve after receiving acupuncture
- 5,000+ physicians integrate acupuncture into their clinical practice.This uses the Oriental approach of targeting specific Meridian and Energy Channels of the body.
What can Acupuncture do for you?
How many treatments will I need?
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
I use very thin sterile needles that are disposable and used only once. Most people find acupuncture to be energizing, relaxing and even fall asleep during or after the treatment. People often don't feel them inserted at all. A typical treatment uses 5 to 20 needles. However, sometimes the needles can cause temporary soreness. Depending on where a needle is placed, there may be some sensation (quick pinch, tingling, dull ache, or heavy feeling) during the insertion but there should not be ongoing pain during treatment. If you do experience pain, please ask the acupuncturist to either adjust or remove that point. In JMI Therapeutic Wellness Services only uses new disposable needles, open in front of you and disposed of after each treatment session. Thus there is no risk of infection whatsoever.
Are there any "Do's and Don'ts" for me on the day of treatment?
Yes. To enhance the value of a treatment, the following guidelines are important:
- Please have a light snack and wear comfortable clothing for treatment.
- Do not eat an unusually large meal immediately before or after treatment.
- Do not over-exercise or consume alcoholic beverages within 6 hours before or after treatment.
- Plan your activities so that after treatment you can get some rest, this is especially important for the first few visits.
- Continue to take any prescription medicines as directed by your physician.
- Remember to keep good mental or written notes of what your response is to the treatment. This is important for your acupuncturist to know so that the follow-up treatments can be designed to best help you and your problem.