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Why Haven’t You Tried Acupuncture? Let’s Explain the Fears Away…

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Curious about Acupuncture?

Acupuncture. You’re been reading about it. Some of your friends and family may have tried it. You’ve been thinking about picking up the phone…but there’s something keeping you back. Are you interested in trying acupuncture but really want some questions answered? Problem solved! Read on…

First and most pressing…Does it hurt?

Here’s the initial caveat — every person is different, and can have different reactions. The actual sensations caused by the needles vary. Some people feel a little pain as needles are inserted, but most patients feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a bit larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair.

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Acupuncture needle, third from the top. Surprisingly small!

The depth of needle insertion varies depending on the area of the body to be treated. For example, a fleshier area of the body may require a different needling technique. Typically, needles are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”. Many people find the treatment very relaxing, and often fall asleep!  Sometimes a little soreness in the treatment area can happen but generally dissipates within 24 hours of treatment. Proper rest and hydration is also recommended.

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. There is little danger of infection from the needles, which are sterile, used once and then discarded.

Here’s some of the benefits of acupuncture — less pain, better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, a stronger immune system, better digestion, less stress, less pain, and did we mention less pain?

How May Treatments Will I Need?

Acupuncture awakens your self-healing capabilities. The number of treatments varies from person to person. For some, relief will be immediate; others may take months or years to achieve results. Chronic conditions often take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month of treatments to see significant change. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated by Acupuncture? Can you help me?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as an effective method of treatment for the following conditions: 

Allergies, addiction, ankle pain, anxiety, appetite control, arthritis, asthma, Bell’s palsy, blood pressure, bronchitis, cancer, carpal tunnel, chronic fatigue, cluster headaches, colitis, common cold, constipation, dental pain, depression, diarrhea, digestive trouble, ear aches, emotional problems, eye problems, food allergies, facial palsy/tics, fatigue, fertility, fibromyalgia, fibroids, frozen shoulder, gastritis, GERD, gout, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, hot flashes, heel pain, incontinence, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, jaw pain, joint pain, low back pain, Lyme disease, knee pain, menstrual problems, menopause, migraine, morning sickness, Morten’s neuroma, muscle pain, nausea, neck pain, osteoarthritis, pain, PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, reproductive problems, rhinitis, sciatica, shingles, shoulder pain, sinusitis, sleep disturbances, smoke cessation, sore throat, sports injuries, stiff neck, stress, tennis elbow, tendonitis, tooth pain, torticollis, trigeminal neuralgia, tmj, urinary tract, vomiting, weight loss, and wrist pain.

See yourself somewhere on that list? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel less stress, less pain? 

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Stuffy Nose? Rhinitis Improved Immediately with Acupuncture!

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Rhinitis Improved Through Acupuncture

Also known as a cold or stuffy nose, rhinitis is an extremely common condition. It is caused by an irritation and inflammation of the nasal area. In most cases it is caused by bacteria, a virus or some sort of irritant, which results in the excess production of mucus, causing a runny nose, nasal congestion or post-nasal drip. Rhinitis is extremely common; as much as 20% of the U.S. population is estimated to be suffering from it at any given time.

Although there is no known cure for the common cold, treatment for rhinitis involves alleviating the symptoms. In most instances, moisturizing nasal spray is helpful for keeping the nasal passages lubricated, drinking extra fluids, avoiding extra stress, and getting a little extra rest is good advice.

Acupuncture is helpful immediately in opening up the sinus cavities and promoting good drainage. The local point sites give immediate improvement. In addition to local point sites, for immediate relief, we also look to the whole health picture, and want to treat underlying causes as well. Acupuncture can help strengthen the immune system, and clean up many of the waterways in the body. One can think of the acupuncture pathways as waterways where micro-amperage current ripples along, facilitating the communication between all the tissue structures, cells, and parts of the mind-body complex. We really think that way! There is a bit of physics to the acupuncture workings. When you have a cold, your head is too cloudy and clogged to understand this – just get me relief you ask!

Acupuncture helps to address underlying allergies that sometimes add to the frequency of sinus symptoms.  Treatments aim to, yes, give immediate relief from the symptoms, and further, it can address the variety of underlying causes. 

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