Xiao Acupuncture Care, P.C.
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1) What is acupuncture?
2) What problems can be treated by acupuncture?
3) How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine that the flow of Qi, the vital energy with our body, courses through the body along channels called meridians; illness occurs when that flow is disrupted. Acupuncture can adjusts the flow of qi in the body, directing it to areas where it is insufficient and draining it from where it is excess, therefore it restores the harmonious balance. In Chinese, there is a saying "bu tong ze tong, tong ze bu tong", basically said if there is no free flow, there is pain; if there is free flow, there is no pain. Acupuncture through stimulation of acupuncture points will be able to restore the balance of meridians within channels, thus promote the free flow of qi and health.
4) Is acupuncture safe?
5) Does acupuncture hurt?
6) How many treatments will I need?
7) Is there anything I need to do before an acupuncture treatment?
The following suggestions will help you get the maximum benefits from your treatment:
Wear loose clothing.
Avoid treatment when excessively fatigued, hungry, full, or emotionally upset.
Have some food within 1-2 hours before your treatment.
8) Is there anything I need to do while receiving acupuncture?
Relax. Ask your practitioner any questions you have along the way so that you can get the most benefit possible from the treatment.
Do not change your position or move suddenly. If you are uncomfortable, tell your practitioner.
9) What can I expect after treatment?
Generally, you should expect to feel better. Some patients may experience dramatic results in the first treatment. Some patients experience an immediate total or partial relief of their pain or other symptoms. This relief may last or some pain may return. In a few cases, there may be worsening of pain and condition only to notice the pain diminish over the next couple of days. If you experiencing any changes that concerns you, please contact your practitioner.