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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? 

For more information, visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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Smile! Acupuncture Helps with Tooth Pain!

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Acupuncture Relieves  Tooth Pain!

Toothaches can be painful! Toothaches can be caused by a number of issues, including a cavity, gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, a damaged tooth, or an infection, although sometimes there are other causes. The pain from a toothache can range from a minor annoyance to severe pain that radiates throughout the entire head.  It can interfere with chewing and eating, and can keep one awake all night. Needless to say, it can certainly have a negative effect on your life!

Treatment for a toothache depends on the cause. Damage to the teeth, cavities, and gum disease are issues that should be treated by a dentist. For non-specific toothaches, a number of treatment options are available, and avoiding cold and hot food and drinks (which can make the pain worse) is recommended.

However, acupuncture is used successfully to treat toothaches and it is also effective in reducing post-operative tooth pain. It is a wonderful complementary therapy to traditional dental treatment. Acupuncture therapy is very effective in pain management and therefore, very effective in alleviating a toothache. Treatment is directed toward soothing the circulation and detoxifying the meridians near the affected area. Acupuncture point sites are on the skin surface right on the cheek at the site of the pain, as well as a few nearby meridian pathway point sites to help clear away the “blockages”. We help the lymphatic system drain as well. the immune system is given a boost to promote healing, and best of all…the treatment is gentle and painless. What a relief!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

Photo: Vera Kratochvil

Treatments for Tooth Pain Gentle and Painless – Acupuncture Great for Relieving a Toothache!

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Acupuncture Relieves Toothache Pain

Tooth pain (commonly referred to as a toothache) is a pain in (and sometimes the area around) a tooth. Toothaches can be caused by a number of issues, including a cavity, gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, a damaged tooth, or an infection, although sometimes there are other causes. The pain from a toothache can range from a minor annoyance to severe pain that radiates throughout the entire head.

Treatment for a toothache depends on the cause. Damage to the teeth, cavities, and gum disease are issues that should be treated by a dentist. For non-specific toothaches, a number of treatment options are available, and avoiding cold and hot food and drinks (which can exacerbate the pain) is recommended.

Acupuncture point sites are on the skin surface right on the cheek at the site of the pain, as well as a few nearby meridian pathway point sites to help clear away the “blockages”. We help the lymphatic system drain as well. The treatment is gentle and painless.

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com