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Acupuncture has been a common practice in China for over 5000 years. It is the practice of inserting fine, sterile needles into the body at specific points on the body. They are often the same or similar to trigger points for massage and acupressure treatments. The purpose of Acupuncture is to increase blood and energy flow to the body, increase immune function, relieve pain, reduce stress and much more. Acupuncture is known to release the body's own natural pain relieving endorphins such as serotonin to help with injury recovery. Acupuncture regulates the body's life force called Qi (pronounced CHEE). Imbalances of this life force can result in problems or system irregularities such as skin rashes or dryness, headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, menstrual difficulties (PMS, cramping, heavy flow or menopausal difficulties), gastro-intestinal troubles and many others. Acupuncture is a safe and natural way to assist with many pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, stress injury, back/shoulder pain, migraines, and arthritis pain and sports injury; conversely acupuncture is also known to help with conditions of depression or anxiety.
An acupuncture treatment lasts roughly one hour, with new/disposable needles used each treatment. Treatments are safe and relatively painless-- you may feel a small prick of the needle, but nothing in comparison to a shot at the doctor! Acupuncture needles are very fine and often are not felt as they go into the body. Needles are left in for 30-40 minutes. There are a number of sensations that you may feel during a treatment. A tingly feeling that can travel up and down a limb is common. Patients may feel alternating warm and cold sensations over their bodies. A dull/achy feeling or a feeling of the body being big or distended are sometimes felt during a treatment. These are all normal sensations called Deqi sensations. None of these feelings are painful or uncomfortable. Many patients fall asleep during a treatment. At the end of a session, patients feel relaxed, yet energized.
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