Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. Please read all of the information below and if you still have questions, please feel free to contact me.
Traditionally, Chinese Medicine was used as a stand alone form of healing. If one was to look through the ancient or modern textbooks, they would see that all diseases can be addressed with Acupuncture and Herbs. In today’s world, Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with many Western Medicine modalities.
These are some of the most common conditions I’ve treated in my clinic:
These are some other conditions I’ve treated in the clinic as well:
The most common form of Acupuncture practiced in the United States is Traditional Chinese Medicine. It became the main export of Chinese Medical knowledge after the cultural revolution took over in China in the 1950’s. It represents the government’s attempt to create a unified theory and practice of Medicine. To do so, some information and practices were left out.
Classical Chinese Medicine refers more to a style of practice that is rooted in the ancient classic textbooks. The particular style practiced during your treatments comes from a lineage of Daoism. My teacher, Jeffrey Yuen, is the 88th generation of the Daoist Jade School of Purity. They verbally pass down their teachings from master to student, thus much less information was lost during the cultural revolution.
Both Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine offer a lot of health benefits to those receiving treatments. I have personally found that as I learn more about Classical Chinese Medicine, i have found more success with complicated illnesses, even those who have sought out many different healing modalities.
Most people who are afraid of needles are so because of their experience with hypodermic needles (which are used for injecting fluids or drawing blood). Acupuncture needles are different in two ways; they are much smaller and are not hollow as they don’t . This makes insertion into the skin much gentler, and your skin doesn’t get damaged in the process.
There is some feeling associated with Acupuncture, though it is very different than with a hypodermic needle. You could liken it to when you’re getting a good, deep massage. It can be intense on occasion but it’s a “good hurt”. I have personally treated many people with a stated fear of needles. The vast majority of the have a pleasant experience and reschedule for another visit in the future.
Here are some of the different sensations that can be experienced with acupuncture:
If you have a fear of needles, please share it either when booking your appointment or at the beginning of your session. The utmost care will be taken in making sure that you are comfortable during the treatment; you will be given every chance to slow things down if needed to.
Every case is different. Everyone heals at a different pace. Some people experience “miracle healing”, where everything becomes instantaneously better. Other conditions are more stubborn and can take a while before healing starts to set in. Most cases fall somewhere in between. Generally speaking, there are a couple of determining factors in how quickly you’ll find the relief you’re seeking.