What Is Acupuncture Treatment?
Acupuncture is a type of treatment that originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. Acupuncturists use extremely slim needles, placing them in key areas on the body to alleviate pain in a natural way. The needles create a balance in the body’s energy, which allows the body to return to its optimal pain-free state. There are several types of acupuncture. In moxibustion, moxa taken from dried mugwort warms key areas and helps with smooth qi energy flow. In auricular acupuncture, points on the outer ear are stimulated for healing. In cupping therapy, suction is used to help stimulate blood flow and promote healing.
What Types of Conditions and Illnesses Can Acupuncture Help With?
Acupuncture can help with a very wide range of pain, illnesses, and conditions. These include lower back pain, headache pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps, digestive problems, insomnia, PMS, neck pain, and much more.
What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?
Many patients wonder what acupuncture treatments will feel like because they are concerned with the use of needles. The needles are actually so fine that they can hardly be felt during insertion. Once the needles have been placed, many people say that they experience a strong and comforting feeling of deep relaxation. After the treatment, patients often report feeling relaxed and well, or even having a surge of new energy.
How Long Does an Acupuncture Treatment Session Last?
It can vary by the patient and specific health needs. On average, there are around 5 to 20 needles placed during a single acupuncture session. Those needles usually stay in place for between 10 and 20 minutes while the patient rests comfortably.
How Does Acupuncture Work With Other Treatment Types?
Acupuncture is frequently part of a complete pain management regimen. At Complete Wellness NYC, all of the care providers are there in the same place, including the chiropractor, the physical therapist, the doctor, the acupuncturist, and all other types of care providers. This allows the acupuncturist and other pain management providers to craft a highly customized care plan for each patient.
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).
What is Auricular Acupuncture?
Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. The ear holds a microsystem of the body, consistent with the brain map discoveries of Canadian neuroscientist Wilder Penfield.
What is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using moxa made from dried mugwort (Artemisia argyi). Practitioners use moxa to warm regions and meridian points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of Qi =energy