Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation. Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine.
Most patients barely feel the initial insertion, and, after the needles are in place, patients may feel only a slight pressure sensation.
Sessions can take between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the specific condition. Benefits may emerge after only one session or may take several sessions, again, depending on the problem. We can better assess this once we have met with you in person.
Acupuncture treats the following conditions:
Headaches or migraines
Common cold or influenza
Allergies, sinus and respiratory problems
Movement and joint problems
High blood pressure
Mental, psychological, and emotional concerns