Typically, an initial acupuncture session will involve an assessment of general health, a review of medical history, and a physical examination. Once the acupuncturist feels they have a clear picture of your health, they will move to the insertion of the acupuncture needles.
These needles are inserted into specific places on the body, which practitioners call 'acupuncture points’. There are over 500 of these points on the body. The needles used are fine and are usually around 30mm long. They are single-use, pre-sterilised needles, which are disposed of immediately after use. In a session, typically between around 8-12 or more points will be used. The needles may be inserted just under the skin or deeper so that they reach the muscle tissue. Once the needles are in place, they may be left in position for 30-45 minutes. When the needles are inserted, you may feel a tingling or a dull ache, but you should not experience any significant pain. If you do, let your acupuncturist know right away.
Generally specking, patients need between 6 and 12 sessions of acupuncture to get the most from the treatment, but this varies depending on the acupuncturist and the patient.
The Chinese Materia Medica, which is a pharmacological reference book used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners, describes thousands of medicinal substances. Those mentioned are primarily plants but also include some minerals and animal products. Different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds, are used. In TCM, herbs are often combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, liquid extracts, granules, or powders. Acupuncture combined with herbal treatment will generate a synergistic result for the treatments.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. This suction of the cups will mobilize blood flow that can promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments.
These cups can be made of a variety of materials, including:
Chinese Medicine Counseling:
The benefit of Chinese Medicine:
It's holistic and natural
There is an emphasis is on constitutional support
The focus is on preventive care
Can be used as an integrative addition or reliable alternative to Western medicine
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