Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical treatments that is used to diagnosis and treat illness, pain relief, prevent disease and improve well-being. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems. Acupuncture treatment is based not only on the disease manifestation but the underlying cause of the disharmony of the body.
By inserting fine and sterilized needles at specific acupuncture points on the body, this activate the body’s Qi (vital energy) and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity, physical and emotional health.
The Qi (vital energy) is the most basic substance of which the world is comprised. This concept was based on the ancient Chinese initial understanding of natural phenomena. Everything in the universe results from the movements and changes of Qi. For the human body, health is an ongoing process of maintaining balance and harmony in the circulation of Qi.
According to the classical Chinese text which was written in thousands of years ago, explains that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. When there is obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers, it blocks like a dam.
By inserting the needles on the specific acupoints, it unblocks the obstruction on the meridians, and helps to regulate the flow. Therefore acupuncture treatment helps those imbalances of internal organs to regulate digestion, absorption, and circulation of the Qi and blood. The modern researches found out that acupuncture treatment stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones in the body, and stimulating the body’s self healing abilities.
We use sterilized, disposable needles for the patients. Therefore the treatment is safe and drug free.
No. We use extremely fine needles. You may feel only sting feeling when the needle is inserted, but some people said that it doesn’t even feel sting. Some patient may feel little heavy feeling or numbing feeling, but it is right feeling. Most of the patient reads books or TV while having treatments.
The reactions from the treatment are varying according to the individuals. It is depends on the individual’s body condition, general constitution, the severity of pain or disorder, and whether it is chronic or acute. Normally less treatments is needed for acute symptoms, but may require little longer treatments for chronic or complicated disorders. However most of people find difference even after the first treatment.
No. For acute symptoms, normally it heals faster. With the chronic disorders, the patients need to have the treatment regularly with right space of time. That enhances the treatment well. It is common to feel little tired, therefore it is recommend to take it easy after the treatment. Some patient feels little worse after the treatment sometimes, however that is normally due to their wrong diets or doing too much work after the treatments. So it is recommended taking the practitioner’s advice.
The first visit normally allows 1 to 1 and half hour to get the full medical history and talking about the patient’s health, and then start the treatment. The follow up treatment takes shorter, however depends on the complication of the health, the treatment hour varies.
Need to have some food before the treatment, but not too much.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
Be sure to get plenty of rest, and try to avoid stressful situations.
Take notes of any changes that may have occurred between sessions.
Do not alcohol for up to 6 hours after the treatment.
No. You can have acupuncture treatment for improving your general health and maintain in good level. It also helps vitality and stamina, therefore it reduces the cost of long term health care. Nowadays, many people receive treatments solely for prevention of cardiovascular disorder such as angina, high blood pressure, or stroke.
Yes. Children can receive acupuncture and often have excellent results with the treatment such as eczema, bed wetting, growing height, etc. However, in cases where the children are uneasy about the needles, we try to use herbal medicine or massage instead of acupuncture.
You can wear any clothes as long as it is comfortable.
Of course. You can ask our massage practitioner about it before he starts the massage. Normally he will ask general questions about your health, any medical history, any pains you might have before the massage.
The herbal medicine can be used people of any age or constitution. Usually the practitioner will take any previous or current illness or medication into account before prescribing herbs to you. With suitable adjustments for dosage and with some provisos which will be determined by the practitioner. Children and pregnant women can very well be treated by herbal medicine.
Yes. The herbal medicine can help with the morning sickness, calming down the fetus, and helping the pregnancy and even postnatal care.