About Acupuncture Points
Acupuncture works via neurohormonal pathways when an acupuncturist put the needle through acupuncture points in your body to stimulate the nerve. It is a very safe medical practice when performed by an acupuncturist who is not only skilled but also experienced. Over the years, many people have turned to acupuncture as a way of relieving body aches and treating various conditions such as leg pain, back pain, dental pain, chronic tension headaches and post-operation nausea, depression and anxiety. Of all the existing alternative forms of medicine, acupuncture has emerged as one of the most credible among health practitioners. Our acupuncturists at acupuncture San Diego are licensed, trained and experienced to offer professional services. Many patients have sworn by this form of treatment.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of special needles in specific acupuncture points to encourage the body to heal itself and restore proper functioning. Acupuncture points in the body are located along channels of energy which run in regular patterns through the body.
In order for the body to function properly, the flow of energy, usually known as qi, must flow freely along the channels of energy. An obstruction in the flow of energy at certain acupuncture points leads to body aches and pains. Acupuncture needles work to unblock the obstructions in the flow of energy, reestablish regular flow of energy and correct imbalances in the functioning of internal body organs. Poking the acupuncture points with needles stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spine and brain. These chemicals trigger the release of hormones which strengthen the body’s ability to regulate the system on its own.
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
Before commencing treatment, an acupuncturist asks about one’s health history in order to establish any underlying chronic conditions that need to be addressed. They then carry out physical examinations aimed at determining the best approach to address your particular condition.
Once a form of treatment has been recommended, one is asked to lie face down, face up or on the side on a treatment table while acupuncture points are stimulated on various parts of the body by use of sterile acupuncture needles. Since these needles are very fine, one may feel little or no discomfort at all. Needles are retained for a given period of time after which the acupuncturist monitors the response of the patient to the therapy.
Length of Treatment
In most cases, various treatments are administered before a condition is entirely treated. However, the frequency and number of treatments vary from person to another depending on the intensity of the condition. Chronic and intense conditions may require several months’ treatment. Less severe conditions may require only a few visits after which great improvement is reported. After the first visit to an acupuncturist, a personalized treatment plan is put in place depending on the needs of the patient.
Acupuncture has been a stand-alone and complementary form of treatment used alongside conventional medicine to treat various conditions and we have been offering reliable acupuncture services at acupuncture San Diego. Besides relieving aches and pain, acupuncture has been known to treat digestive disorders, respiratory disorders, reproductive and menstrual problems as well as neurological and muscular disorders. Therefore, it is advisable to seek acupuncture medication because it has numerous benefits. At acupuncture San Diego, your first visit will likely take 30 minutes depending on the seriousness and length of your condition. Finally, you should not be worried because our acupuncturists will be there for clarifications, offer professional advice and answer any questions you might be having.