Answers to some common questions
What can acupuncture treat?
Does it hurt?
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture treats pain by activating your brain to release your own bodies natural pain killers (natural opioids), dump your bodies natural feel good hormones (seratonin and dopamine), and activates you parasympathetic nervous system to enhance circulation throughout the body.
Acupuncture can help change you body’s response to stress. Really helping you get into that Rest & digest system (which is ultimately where all the healing happens).
How am I supposed to feel during a treatment?
Overall, it’s safe to say receiving acupuncture makes you feel calm and sleepy once needles are placed. Most patients take a nice little snooze or doze off peacefully.
What is a typical course of treatment?
1x a week: mild issues, pain 25% of the time, wellness & prevention
2x a week: mod issues, pain 50% of time, chronic cx
3x a week : mod/sev, pain 75% of time, near the end of your rope
Daily: severe pain, pain 100% of time, acute cx
How often should I come in for results?
My answer of course always varies, we are all very different and each condition varies. People heal at different rates as well. Acupuncture is cumulative- each treatment builds on the next, so keep coming and stay consistent. Skipping treatments or having large gaps between treatments can delay your progress.