Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Therapy that has been around for thousands of years. Acupuncture promotes natural healing through the insertion of very fine needles into specific sites on the body. Acupuncture encourages the flow of energy, enhances the body's natural healing abilities, and has been found to improve health and functioning. Acupuncture is a natural healing modality that balances the body and promotes health and well-being.
Is Acupuncture treatment safe?
Yes. Sterile, disposable needles are used, and acupuncturists undergo comprehensive training to assure your safety.
Is Acupuncture painful?
Unlike injection needles which are thicker and hollow with cutting edges, the needles used in acupuncture needles are hair fine and extremely thin. Most people do not find the insertion of acupuncture needles to be painful.
What conditions can be treated with Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been found to be beneficial for a broad range of health issues including acute conditions and pain as well as chronic and degenerative diseases. Visit our Conditions Treated page for a comprehensive list of including treatment of pain, headaches, sports injuries, headaches, infertility, and more.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Every person is different. Generally, a series of treatments are necessary to resolve your complaints. During your intitial consultation at The Points of Health, Amy will work with you to customize a treatment plan and answer any remaining questions that you have. Contact us or schedule an acupuncture consultation to learn more
What can I expect when I go to my acupuncture consultation?
Your acupuncturist will conduct a full health history to find out about the underlying causes of your health issues. You will be asked a series of questions about your symptoms, health, and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist may examine your tongue, check your pulse, and palpate various areas on your body to help determine which organs and meridians are out of balance. With this information, your acupuncturist will customize a treatment plan to rebalance your body and resolve your issues.
How should I prepare for my acupuncture appointment?
Bring a list of questions you have
Bring a list of medications and supplements you are taking
Wear loose, comfortable clothing
Don't eat a large meal before your visit
Have a light meal or snack before your visit
Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 6 hours prior to your session
Drink plenty of water the day of your acupuncture treatment