Acupuncture Simplified and Clarified
By lakecountry95787363, Apr 27 2018 07:21PM
One general tendency that I have seen with new patients when it comes to acupuncture therapy is a lack of understanding and thus apprehension to the needling procedure. Once an individual experiences the process all of that misguided worry or concern vanishes because they truly see how simple and relaxing the procedure can be.
The truth of the matter is that the needling process in acupuncture is almost always painless. There are certain sensations that can be had but they would not be categorized as painful. Patients can feel heaviness around the needles, sometimes a slight pulling sensation, sometimes itching or tingling but rarely ever any pain. The reason there is no pain is due to the needles being so thin. They are literally the thickness of a cat's whisker so they do not damage tissue of any kind and are thus rarely ever painful.
The needles that we use at Lake Country Acupuncuture are completely sterile, used on time and then incinerated nevr to be used again! The risk of infection is basically 0. In the fifteen years I have been practicing I haven't seen one case of infection EVER! So not to worry, hygiene is of utmost importance!
The acupuncing treatments last 30 minutes and essentally you lay down on a comfortable table and relax and hopefully take a little nap while the needles are retained The needles are inserted to a very shallow depth at ost a centimeter. A patient can have anywhere from 1-30 needles inserted but usually it is closer to 15 or so. Simpler and less is always more effective.
Acupuncture is incredibly simple in its action. A lot of practitioners talk about Chi and Meridians which are strange and mystic concepts. We don't need to go there that just confuses things. All we are doing during treatment is stimulating the nervous system. When we stimulate the nervous system we move blood. This is the key to how acupuncture works.
Any disease process is a blockage of circulation or a weakness of circulation at its root. If we can get blood moving it will break down congestion as it is a waste removal tool and will do that. Also, by bringing oxygen, nutrients, hormones, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients where they need to go we can help the body heal and improve its ability to function. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!
That is why acupuncture is so effective for so many different conditions. More than likely we can help you with your problem. The patients we see have been let down left and right but we find a way to help them heal. Coe see what we can do for you!
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