Q&A – Acupuncture
Q. What is Acupuncture?
A. Acupuncture originated in China over 2000 years ago. Acupuncture is a system of natural healing which restores and maintains health by the insertion of fine needles into specific points along the meridian pathways. Insertion of these needles affects vital energy, known as Qi, releasing endorphins restoring immunity creating balance and harmony on all levels of mind, body and spirit.
Q. Does Acupuncture Hurt?
A. Acupuncture treatment consist of insertion of fine needles, since the needles are so fine acupuncture is not usually found to be painful. When some of the needles are inserted one can sometimes feel a slight sensation, this is the arrival of the energy Qi being directed along the meridian pathways, this will pass instantly. The rest of the treatment can bring a sense of well-being, relaxation and even euphoria.
Q. Can Acupuncture be dangerous?
A. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, Acupuncture is perfectly safe. Cautions are recommended when working around major organs and thin patients short needles are used to avoid deep penetration. During pregnancy certain points are avoided. Always ensure you have a Qualified Acupuncturist belonging to a Registered Acupuncturist Council.
Q. Will Acupuncture interfere with my medication?
A. The answer is NO. You may find your medication working more efficiently as Acupuncture moves blockages and balances the energetic pathways. With your Doctors guidance you may find you will be able to cut down dosage of medication or even completely come off it as the body heals itself and restores balance.
Q. Who can receive Acupuncture Treatments?
A. There is no age limit.
Q. How Many Treatments do I need?
A. The older the illness the longer the patient will need treatments. The duration of the treatment depends on the individual, some patients respond quicker than others.
Q. How long does a Treatment take?
A. Diagnostic procedure and treatment normally one hour, Moxa or Cupping may also be used.
Q. What Reaction may happen after Treatment?
A. Some individuals can experience worsening of symptoms for a short period followed by a marked improvement. Slow progressive improvement. Complete improvement immediately.
Q. Is the needle sterile?
A. The needles are in sterile packaging and opened, used once and then disposed of.
Q. What length are the needles being used?
Some needles used are 1/2 an inch – up to 3 inches depending on the area where they are being inserted, the age and build of the patient is always relevant.
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