Acupuncture Q & A
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique where fine needles are inserted into the surface of the skin at specific points. These points are associated with energy channels, called meridians, along which the qi in your body flows.
Allied Healthcare, LLC, specializes in combining acupuncture and master herbology to support overall wellness that encompasses women’s health, chronic stress, chronic pain, and pain management related to injuries and surgeries.
The practice’s goal is to balance the physiological functions of the body to promote optimal health. Chinese medicine endorses the belief that health issues and conditions come from an imbalance or blockage of energy through various pathways in your body. The strategic placement of acupuncture needles helps restore flow and balance to your body to improve your health.
How does someone benefit from acupuncture?
If you suffer from any of the following, acupuncture can relieve your symptoms:
- Back or neck pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Fertility issues
Acupuncture can help cure a host of issues. It’s one of the most holistic, natural approaches to relieving pain and correcting problems with your health.
What is facial acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture involves the insertion of 40-70 hair-thin needles into the facial area. This process creates positive microtraumas. When your body senses these small points of trauma, it starts to repair itself. The punctures stimulate your lymphatic and circulatory systems, which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells.
The skin is then nourished from the inside out to enhance your complexion and promote your skin’s glow. The microtraumas are beneficial and stimulate the production of collagen to help improve elasticity, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
What happens during acupuncture?
Before your procedure, your specialist talks with you about your concerns and evaluates the best treatment for you. Your provider will discuss the treatment with you in detail, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.
Once you and your provider establish your personalized plan, you lie on a comfortable table while fine-point needles are inserted into the acupuncture locations on your body. You might feel a pinch when the needle stimulates a given area.
Your Allied Healthcare, LLC, provider may manipulate the needles after insertion to ensure that the right spots are touched. Again, little to no pain is felt during the process. Then you’ll relax for about 10-20 minutes while the needles are in place.
For the most significant benefit, a series of treatments are needed. Your provider goes over your treatment needs from the beginning so that you’ll know what to expect.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation, call or book your appointment online today at Allied Healthcare, LLC.