What does Acupuncture treat?

According to the World Health Organization and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of:

Chronic and Acute Pain  --  Injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, degenerative disc disorder,sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia
    Neurological Disorders  --  Post-stroke recovery, Bell's Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia, movement disorders
      Upper Respiratory Disorders  --  COPD, Asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, laryngitis, colds and flu
      Digestive Disorders  -- Food allergies, irritable bowel, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, heartburn, ulcers
      Urinary and Reproductive Disorders  --  Cystitis, menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms
      Immune Function  -- Auto Immune Disorder (Hashimoto's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, etc.) recurrent infections, supportive treatment for cancer treatment side effects
      Addictions  --  Nicotine, alcohol, drugs
      Eye and Ear Disorders  --  Tinnitus, Meniere's disease
      Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia

         

        Does Acupuncture hurt?

        Acupuncture needles are very thin and smooth, so when they are inserted you feel only a slight sensation or nothing at all. Once the needles are in place, you may feel a sensation of heaviness, warmth or tingling at and around the site of the needle.

        Is Acupuncture safe?

        When performed by a qualified Licensed Acupuncturist, Acupuncture and related techniques have proven to be extremely safe. Needles are pre-sterilized and disposable to eliminate the risk of disease transmission, and Licensed Acupuncturists in NC are certified in Clean Needle Technique protocols to ensure that needles are kept sterile.

        How many treatments will I need?

        The number of treatments you will need depends on your overall health, your body's response to Acupuncture treatment, and the nature and duration of your illness or injury. Usually within 4 to 6 treatments your Acupuncturist will be able to tell you how much further treatment you will need.

        What should I expect after the treatment?

        Most patients report feeling relaxed and rejuvenated but it will usually take several treatments to see long-lasting results. One should not expect one treatment to fix chronic ailments.