Acupuncture is a complete and scientific system of medical diagnosis and treatment. Acupuncture treatment stimulates specific locations in the body with fine needles to bring about therapeutic effects. This healing system was developed in China over 3,000 years ago. Scientific research is now confirming acupuncture’s physiologic basis and clinical efficacy.
Acupuncture is indicated to treat various acute and chronic pain conditions, radiating pain along a nerve pathway, muscle spasm, inflammation, scar tissue pain, and pain located in multiple sites.
- With the use of modern sterile, single-use, disposable needles by properly trained practitioners, acupuncture has an outstanding safety record. A treatment is usually performed with a patient lying comfortably on a treatment table. The acupuncturist inserts typically 10-20 needles at various locations on the body. After the needles are manipulated for a few seconds to produce a therapeutic stimulus, they are retained while the patient lies quietly for about 15-30 minutes.
- After you are referred for acupuncture, you will be scheduled for an initial consultation and possibly treatment as well. In most conditions, improvement is evident by the 3rd or 4th treatment or even sooner. Chronic pain or complex conditions are generally slower to respond and may require longer treatment before noticeable effects are observed. Our treatment plan consists of twice weekly visits.