Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Acupuncture?
    Acupuncture is a way to stimulate the body to promote self- healing and to improve organ function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless steel needles, which is as fine as a strand of human hair, into specific points on the body. These specific points can trigger and alter various biochemical and physiological conditions to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
  2. How does Acupuncture work?
    According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi ( the life energy flowing through our body) in the meridians becomes unbalanced or blocked. Acupuncture points are located along the meridians that connect all of our major organs. Different types of techniques performed on specific acupuncture points can re-balance and/or unblock the flow of Qi in the meridian.
  3. Is Acupuncture right for me?
    It has been studied that acupuncture improves the body's own immune response and increases chemical reactions that support self healing. Acupuncture enhances recuperative ability and immunity; It also improves physical and emotional health and overall well-being. So acupuncture can help many known or unknown health issues.
  4. What is an Acupuncture treatment like?
    Hair-thin, disposable needles are placed on the body to stimulate your natural healing process. When needles are inserted you may experience a sensation of tingling or warmth. Some people feel no sensation at all. Many people are surprised to find that treatments are actually quite relaxing. A treatment usually takes one hour.
  5. Is Acupuncture safe?
    Acupuncture is very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Sterilized, disposable needles are used in accordance with Clean Needle Technique procedures. Adverse side effects of acupuncture are extremely low.
  6. What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
    Chinese herbal medicine is one of the major treatment methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for more than 2500 years. Single herb or composed herbal formulas are used to treat various ailments and diseases and to prevent diseases by re-balancing the body. The application and prescription of the herbal medicine is based on TCM diagnosis.
  7. What can Chinese herbal medicine do for me?
    1. Treating acute diseases and conditions like flu, common cold, diarrhea, abdominal pain…etc.
  8. What can Chinese herbal medicine do for me?
    2. Healing chronic illnesses such as pain syndromes, gastrointestinal disorders, neurological disorders, stress related syndromes, respiratory disorders, heart problems, sexual dysfunction, allergies and immune system deficiencies…etc, by strengthening the body and helping itself to recover and heal.
  9. What can Chinese herbal medicine do for me?
    3. Maintaining health by keeping the body in balance. 4. Reducing side effect of other medication: such as weakness of the immune system, low WBC count, nausea and fatigue from antibiotics and chemo-therapy…etc.
  10. Why should we combine Acupuncture with Herbal Medicine?
    Although Acupuncture and herbal medicine are all holistic therapies, Acupuncture mainly acts on the meridian system, while herbal medicine mainly acts on internal organs. The combination of them can make the treatment cover all different levels, from shallow to deep; hence the result will be maximized.