A few common questions about acupuncture treatments
- Try not to have a large meal within 1 hour of your appointment as you will be lying on your stomach
- Try to avoid food or drink that colours your tongue before the appointment such as coffee or turmeric
- After the treatment you’re likely to feel relaxed and calm. If the treatment has been particularly strong, you may feel tired or drowsy. If you experience this reaction, try to rest and sip on some herbal tea
The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies depending on where the needle has been inserted. The patient may experience numbness, heaviness, tingling, warmth, slight pain, or a dull ache upon insertion. These reactions are good and indicate that the treatment is working. Most people find the experience to be relaxing, as they discover a deep sense peace and well being
The range of symptoms that can benefit from Chinese Medicine is wide. It surprises many that the scope of this medical system extends beyond pain management. The health concerns that can be treated include:
- Digestive disorders
- Chronic pain
- Weak immunity
- Menstrual cramps
- Menopausal symptoms
- Temperature dysregulation
- Stress management
Chinese Medicine can be drawn on when limitations from the modern medical approach have been felt, as this ancient approach is proven and wholistic.
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief while others may take weeks or months to achieve results. In general, chronic conditions take longer to resolve than acute complaints. Treatments may be recommended on a weekly, monthly, or seasonal basis.