Q: What is Acupuncture?
A: Acupuncture is part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine that treats patients with fine needles. These needles are inserted on specific locations of the body called points.
Q: How does Acupuncture work?
A: With the needles inserted, your body is stimulated and starts the disease healing or re-balancing process to re-establish your body into a healthier state.
Q: Does acupuncture hurt?
A: You would feel just a little bit of sting, like flu shots or vaccination, but there would not be any damage.
Q: How long is the treatment?
A: The first treatment will take about an hour, includes a comprehensive history and exam. The follow-up visits are about half an hour each.
Q: What kind of clothing should I wear to the treatments?
A: Loose clothing will be great, or bring tank tops and shorts.
Q: Are there restrictions or side effect with acupuncture?
A: You should continue with your medication, and it’s OK to have a light meal before the treatment. We will reschedule if you are under the influence of alcohol or chemicals, or right after a full meal or strenuous activities. After the treatment it is safe to driving home and resume daily activities.