How does Acupuncture Work?


Achieving optimal flow of Qi (chee), which Taoists believe is a quantifiable life force flowing through the body, is accomplished through acupuncture. By carefully placing very thin (0.22 ? 0.30mm) needles (13 - 40mm in length) into very specific acupuncture points, the acupuncturist corrects imbalances in the flow of yin and yang energy, as well as five element natural balance. In addition, acupuncture has been observed to stimulate the body's own healing mechanism.


Traditional acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion or moxa, a form of herbally generated heat therapy achieved through the burning of Mugwort (Artemesia Vulgaris). This procedure stimulates the acupuncture points, has a warming effect, and promotes the free flow of Qi and blood in the channels. This diminishes swelling and expels cold and dampness. As a result, dispersal of pathogen accumulation occurs.

I routinely use moxibustion as companion treatment to acupuncture. In Chinese, the word ?acupuncture? literally is defined as ?combining needles and herbal heat therapy,? such as moxibustion. Please e-mail to me or call to discuss your case.

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Does Acupuncture Work?


Acupuncture have been in use for thousands of years. It stimulates certain points on the body to corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. Acupuncture's use for certain conditions has been endorsed by the United States National Institutes of Health, the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the World Health Organization,and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine For example pain relief: arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, sciatica, also stress and anxiety treatment and etc. Acupuncture result is specified acupuncture practitioner and impressive safety records. Your safety is affected by:

  • Qualifications and experience of practitioners;
  • Accurate labeling and accurate preparation of prescribed formulas;
  • Attention to current research, laboratory trials or evidence from practical use over a period of time.

Members of British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) follow a strict code of practise which has been approved by the Department of Health to provide protection against transmission of infectious diseases.


Acupuncture works, and works quite well. Effectiveness of the technique continues to be demonstrated by practitioners worldwide. In China, where acupuncture has been a primary source of medical treatment for thousands of years, surgeries of all kinds are carried out using only the procedure as an anesthetic. Treatments of all kinds are depended upon by hundreds of millions, even billions of people for over 2,000 years. The bottom line is that thousands of doctors and hundreds of thousands of medical professionals around the world believe acupuncture works, and many use it as part of their medical practices.

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What can I Expect?


During acupuncture treatments, patients experience tingling, heaviness in limbs, and pleasant feelings of relaxation, or even sleep. Some patients experience relaxation as a side effect and want to have treatments as often as twice weekly. Recommended frequency of treatment varies with respect to conditions treated and patient needs and preferences. The number of treatments required to feel some change varies. Some individuals and conditions respond immediately, while others require periodic treatments. An evaluation of your condition will be given and treatment plan will be prescribed.

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