Is Acupuncture Right for You?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help treat a wide variety of issues. It can help with problems such as chronic pain, migraines, and arthritis. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that individuals have used for over 5,000 years. During treatment, needles are pressed into the body at specific points to promote the flow of your natural energy. Additionally, receiving acupuncture treatment comes with many benefits.

Will I Be Able to Afford It?

As with most treatments, costs will vary. The cost will depend on the type of treatment you have. For instance, some treatment options can cost as little as $20 to $40. Other types of treatment may range from $75 to $135 per appointment. Don’t hesitate to ask questions regarding the pricing.

How Should I Prepare for My Appointment?

Your acupuncture appointment will be a personal experience. Most likely you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire. Your acupuncturist may also ask you several questions about your medical history. Additionally, they may recommend activities such as yoga to promote your well-being.

How Does Acupuncture Feel?

Treatment isn’t painful, but you may still feel a light pinch. It may also feel a little uncomfortable, but that is only because treatment involves the use of thin needles. Typically, the acupuncturist will ask you to remain still once the needles are in place so that they can begin to separate the tissue at specific pressure points. You will remain this way for the rest of your appointment. However, your specialist may allow you to listen to music to help you relax.

How Often Do I Need to Go?

How often you require treatment will depend on your personal preference and the type of treatment you receive. Most people go once a week for a month. It mostly depends on your schedule and what kind of results you want to see.

What Conditions Can You Treat with Acupuncture?

As with any treatment, people make both positive and negative claims about the results. That said, acupuncture is known to treat over 100 different conditions successfully. Below are a few of those conditions:

• Headaches
• Back pain
• Sinus conditions
• Depression
• Abdominal pain
• Low or high blood pressure
• Sciatica
• Gallbladder attacks
• Tennis elbow
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Addiction
• Chronic pain
• Arthritis

How Do I Know If It’s Right for Me?

Before beginning any treatment, you should see a licensed acupuncturist. Initially, he or she will perform an exam to determine if any health risks come with treating you with acupuncture. They may also use electronic imaging methods to examine the penetration site. The results will help them decide if acupuncture is right for you.

Is It Safe?

It is very rare for people to experience harm from acupuncture treatment. We recommended that you see an experienced acupuncturist to reduce the risk of harm and complications. Infection from an improperly sterilized needle is a risk. However, it’s very uncommon with a professional and experienced acupuncturist.

When it comes to holistic health care, it’s hard to decide what treatments are right for you. This is also true of acupuncture. Thankfully, you have access to reports and testimonies that can help you make that decision. Consider what condition it is that you want to treat and what kind of results you wish to receive from treatment. For information, visit us online or contact us at 770.974.5215.