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Acupuncture FAQs

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a profession with a foundation of 2,500 years of natural medicine in China. Chinese Medicine is a way of helping to keep you healthy and treating sickness. Acupuncture is one part of TCM. It uses very thin, clean needles to gently go into specific points on your body. These points affect the body's energy, called Qi (pronounced chee).

Qi moves with blood in the body through pathways called meridians. When these pathways are clear, your body is able to heal as your body is in balance, and your organs, muscles, joints, and skin get the energy they need. But if there's something blocking these pathways, it can cause problems like pain and tightness, trouble with sleeping well, digestive issues, and many other complaints.​

Acupuncture usually doesn't hurt. The needles used are super thin and bendy, not like the needles you see at the doctor's office. Most people don't even feel them going into their skin. Once the needles have been placed appropriately your body’s Qi activates and starts the healing process.

People might feel different things like relaxation, calming, achiness, warmth.

Usually, people feel really relaxed, like when your body is getting ready to heal itself. A lot of people even end up falling asleep during the treatment.

 

• Lower back pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Neck stiffness
• Knee Pain
• Digestion problems
• Emotional well-being
• Sport injuries
• Soft tissue injuries
• Arthritis
• Fertility
• Pre-Pregnancy
• Post-Pregnancy
• Menstrual disorders
• Woman's health
• Skin and hair problems
• Immune system
• Migraines and headaches
• Improved well-being

How long it takes to feel better - depends on what's going on. If it's something new, you might start feeling better after just a few sessions. But if it's been around for a while, it could take a bit longer.
It's not common to be all fixed up in just one session. Usually, you'll feel good for about 3–4 days after a session, and then we build on that as we keep going.

For things like muscle and joint issues, you might need to come in twice a week at first, and then we can usually drop it down to once a week. But for treatments like fertility or women's health, it might be once a week for about three months. Every plan we create for you will be created with your goals and outcomes you would like to have for care. Don't worry, we'll figure out the best plan for you!

Cupping therapy is like a little vacuum massage for your body! We use glass, plastic, or silicone cups that gently suction up your skin, lifting it a bit. The cups can stay in one place or glide around with some oil, giving you a super relaxing massage feeling.

Now, here's the fun part - sometimes after static cupping, you might notice circular marks that look like bruises. But don't worry, they're not painful, and it's just your body getting more blood to that area. It's like your body's way of saying, "Hey, let's heal up!" These marks will fade away in a few days, leaving you feeling even better. Cupping is a cool and soothing way to take care of yourself! The purpose of cupping is to direct blood flow into to specific areas to increase nutrients and healing factors to speed up recovery of the body.

  • Increase circulation and improved blood flow, and lymph flow
  • Relax tight and stiff muscle and release aches and pains
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Digestive support
  • Scar tissue and injury recovery
  • Increased Qi flow
  • Detoxification
  • 1. Increased Blood Flow: The suction created by the cups during cupping therapy enhances blood circulation to the treated areas. The dark circles or marks are a result of this increased blood flow. They are not caused by injury or trauma but rather by the movement and pooling of blood under the skin.
    2. Release of Stagnation: In traditional Chinese medicine, the appearance of cupping marks is sometimes associated with the idea of "sha," which is believed to represent the release of stagnation or blockages in the body's energy (Qi) and blood flow. It's seen as a positive response indicating that the therapy is promoting the movement of vital energy.
    3. Detoxification: Cupping is thought to stimulate the lymphatic system, aiding in the removal of toxins from the body. The marks can be seen as a sign that the body is eliminating waste and impurities.
    4. Temporary Effect: Cupping marks are typically temporary and should fade within a few days. The duration and intensity of the marks can vary depending on factors such as the individual's health, the specific condition being treated, and the amount of suction applied during the cupping session.

 

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