Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulates specific points in the body by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices that was traditionally used by Chinese medicine but it was officially publicized by the US national institute of health in 1997 and since then, Arizona has become one of the most successful cities in practicing the technique.
How does it works?
It works by helping to improve the function of the body as well as promoting the self-healing process by stimulating specific sites known as acupuncture points. When thin needles are inserted into the skin, it stimulates acupuncture points which in turn helps to improve the body healing process as well as enhancing other body functions.
What happens during the treatment?
During your first visit, your acupuncturist will first inquire about your heath history. He/she will then feel your pulse as well as examine the shape, color and coating of your tongue. If need be, the acupuncturist will perform some additional physical examination to as to get clear information on the status of your health and fitness. To begin the acupuncture treatment, you will be asked to lay down comfortably on the treatment table so that the acupuncturist will be able to target gently acupuncture points on various areas of your body. Most people usually feel uncomfortable when the needles are being inserted but once the process is done things usually come back to normal. Depending on your individual health, the needle will be retained for a period of 10 to 30 minutes.
How many acupuncture treatment do you need?
This question has no definite answer because every person has his/her own unique needs and our bodies also differs. There are some people who will experience dramatic relief during first treatment while others will require more than one treatment so as to get the result that they want. However, for patients who are experiencing chronic or long-standing conditions, one or two treatment per week for a period of 6 months may be necessary. On the other hand, for patients with acute problems, fewer visits will be required. If you want to get the best treatment plan, you must consult with your acupuncturist.
Conditions commonly treated by acupuncture.
Arizona acupuncture has been clinically tested and proven to have many health benefits to the human body. Hundreds of clinical studies have shown that acupuncture can successful treat or prevent health conditions such as neck pain, back pain, insomnia, infertility, depression, anxiety, nausea and many others.