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Frequently Asked Questions


What is acupuncture?
How does acupuncture work?
Is acupuncture safe?
Is acupuncture painful?
How many treatments will I need?
Long is acupuncture visit?
How often do I need to come?
Are acupuncture needles clean?
What should I feel during or after acupuncture session?
Can you treat more than one problem in one session?
What if I am not sure if acupuncture can help my condition?


What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a written historyin China of 2000 years but dating back before recorded history. It is currently used bythe quarter of the world‘s population, mostly in Asia, and its popularity is growing rapidly in the west as scientific trials prove its efficiency. Acupuncture consists of the insertion of extremely fine needles into specific points to regulate the system of the body and alleviate pain.
Acupuncture is used along with herbal medicine and dietary therapy to help the patients heal naturally and completely.


How does acupuncture work?
The Chinese have developed, over thousands of years, working theory of acupuncture.The discovery pathways along the body that related to the organs and systems of thebody, through which “QI” traveled. They found that when there was illness, the QIwas blocked, excessive, deficient, or unbalanced. Acupuncture was one way of restoring balancing the flow of QI. By inserting needles in certain points along the channels, organ function could be regulated. It can relax the muscles and inflammation is reduced. can also be alleviated.Over the thousands of years that have passed, the doctors recorded their observationevery generation learning from and improving upon those that came before.Today acupuncture is benefiting from modern research techniques.

Is acupuncture safe?
Yes. The acupuncture needles are extremely fine, disposable (one-use), sterile, FDA approved medical device. A licensed acupuncturist has undergone years of in its safe implementation.

Is acupuncture painful?
When administered by a skilled professional it should not hurt. The hair thin needlesare not to be compared with the thick hypodermic syringes used for shots.The insertion feels like a tug on the body hair. After the needle is inserted there maybe feeling of tingling, a sensation of something moving, a warm feeling, etc. Many find it an enjoyable experience.

How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the nature, severity and duration of the complaint, the course of the will vary. Most problems can be fixed quickly, while more chronic condition may be relieved only with some time and effort, the speed of progress with long-standingchronic issues is much determined by the patient willingness to live and eat well in conjunction with the treatment.

How long is acupuncture visit?
Acupuncture visit may last approximately 60 min, depending on case complexity.

How often do I need to come?
Usually 1 to 2 x weeks. In severe cases up to 3 times.

Are acupuncture needles clean?
Acupuncture needles are disposable and pre-sterilized.Never used on more than oneperson. It is the law.

What should I feel during or after acupuncture session?
Most people fall asleep on the table or experience deep relaxation. Acupunctureexperience varies from individual and depends on the person’s state of mind on the given day or moment.

Can you treat more than one problem in one session?
Yes, in my clinic all problems are prioritized according to person’s complains and findings.Acupuncture session balance the body mind and Spirit all the same time, in single session.

What if I am not sure if acupuncture can help my condition?
Give it a try, have open mind .Get about 2-3 visits for chronic problems and about 1-2 treatments for acute problems, to see if your symptoms are relieved. Have an open mind, give a try. Acupuncture works on many levels and you are more likely than not to benefit from this age old system that worked for so many, for so many centuries.