Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a healthcare system practiced for the prevention and treatment of disease. Acupuncture is a process of an insertion of very small disposable needles into the body at specific points along meridians. Acupuncture moves qi (Qi is energy or our life force) . Most people do not experience discomfort with the needles. In fact, most people find acupuncture to be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
What acupuncture can treat:
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Although it is not inclusive, below is a list of conditions and circumstances for which people commonly find acupuncture treatment to be effective.
What to expect:
Improvement of symptoms through acupuncture is a process. The effect of acupuncture is cumulative. Depending on the onset and severity of particular health conditions, you may find relief after the first treatment or after several continuous treatments. Most people start to notice changes after 4 to 6 treatments. Like most other treatment modalities, acupuncture works best when you can commit to a plan.
Acupuncture for All: Green Valley, AZ
a community acupuncture clinic
About the community setting:
We treat in a shared space, in recliners. Once you are seated comfortably, we will generally ask you to take off your shoes and socks and to roll your pants up to your knees, and your sleeves up to your elbows.
After your acupuncturist inserts the needles, your job is to relax. You can stay as long as you like; most people stay 30- 45 minutes. When you are ready to go, just open your eyes and give us a look. We’ll come over and take your needles out.
The treatment room is meant to remain a quiet space for you and others to rest, relax, and sleep. It’s atmosphere exists through our patients relaxing together. Although community acupuncture takes place in a shared space, as medical professionals we always adhere to strict standards of patient confidentiality and ask our patients for the same common respect.
While in the treatment room please observe the following:
Thank you for your cooperation!