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What is Acupuncture?
- Traditionally associated with Chinese medicine, acupuncture can be used as part of a holistic approach to pain management and health and wellness.
- Traditional understandings of acupuncture believe that health is the result of a harmonious balance between Qi (“chi”) through meridians in the body, and illness is the result of an imbalance. Acupuncture is the process of inserting needles into points along the meridians to bring energy flow back into balance. It involves the use of needles gently inserted into your skin at strategic points to stimulate nerves, muscles, and/or connective tissue.
- Acupuncture addresses discomfort associated with various conditions, including headaches, back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.
- In your first session, you will be asked to complete a case history that outlines symptoms (if present), medical history, and your goals for acupuncture. Your acupuncturist will outline the techniques used during the session and allow you to ask questions.
- At subsequent sessions, you will review the outcomes of previous sessions and be asked if there are any areas of concern that you would like to address during the treatment.
- You will lie on a table or sit in a chair for the treatment. You may need to expose the area that the acupuncturist will work on (e.g., roll up your sleeve).
- The acupuncturist will insert the acupuncture needles into the area of treatment. The placement of the needles depends on what is being treated, and it is not unusual for needles to be inserted in a different place from where you are feeling pain.
- The number and depth of the needles being inserted will also depend on what you are seeking treatment for.
- Once the needles are inserted. The acupuncturist may gently twirl or move the needles or apply gentle heat or electrical current to the needles.
- The needles will remain in place for 10 – 15 minutes while you lie still and relax.
- The needles will be removed and placed in a Sharps Disposal Container.
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Some people should not seek acupuncture as a treatment, including people with bleeding disorders, pacemakers, and pregnant individuals.
Only single-use needles are used for treatment. This means that only new needles are used on your body and disposed of in a Sharp Disposal Container after treatment. Needles will be removed from the packaging and disposed of in front of you.
Common side effects of acupuncture include soreness and some bruising or bleeding where the needles were inserted.
- Arrive 5-10 minutes before your treatment to prevent rushing.
- Turn your cell phone off.
- Eat a small snack and do not overeat to prevent discomfort and/or distraction.
- Arrive knowing what you want from the massage and what you want the massage therapist to focus on (e.g., problematic areas, goals of massage).
- Communicate with your massage therapist about the amount of pressure, if you are experiencing pain, and the environment (e.g., noise, whether you want to talk).
- Follow the post-massage instructions given by the therapist, including drinking plenty of water.
- Be mindful of your body after your massage – Was the massage effective? Was there any pain or discomfort? Were there any changes in mobility? Provide this feedback to your massage therapist at your next appointment so they can adjust pressure or area of focus to ensure you are getting the most from your massage.