Acupuncture Questions & Answers
Though it seems mysterious, acupuncture has a scientific explanation, and does not require a patient's belief in order to work.
Recent scientific studies have shown that the brain is signaled when one receives acupuncture (using functional MRI). The brain responds by increasing immune system elements and activating neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters (or messenger molecules) are responsible for sending information throughout your body to maintain normal function.
Acupuncture uses Qi, (pronounced "chee") to restore the natural balance of energy throughout the body without the use of drugs, by activating these natural biochemicals to speed healing. The restoration of normal bodily functions is promoted by each acupuncture treatment.
Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are very thin, about the width of a single hair. They are designed to easily penetrate the skin, to reduce the possibility of discomfort. Usually the patient feels a very slight pricking sensation or nothing at all.
For your safety, only pre-sterilized, disposable needles are used.
· Back Pain
· Carpal Tunnel
· Gastric Reflux
. Irregular Menses
· Irritable Bowel Joint Pains
· Morning Sickness
· Neck Pain
· PMS, Cramping
· Tennis Elbow
Herbal treatments act similarly to acupuncture, by using the inherent energetic properties of herbs to create keep the body's organ systems balanced.
A typical formula may contain 4-12 individual herbs to harmonize and enhance the body's energetic state. Each dose of herbs further activates the body's innate healing capacity to restore health.