Acupuncture: Questions to Ask Before You Book Your Appointment

Do you suffer from painful disorders or conditions that have not responded to mainstream methods of treatment? Or perhaps you prefer to use natural remedies, rather than take dangerous chemical drugs that sometimes endanger your health, instead of curing your ailment. If so, acupuncture is a treatment you should consider.

You have probably heard of acupuncture, but don’t know much about it. Here are the answers to some common questions you might have.

Is acupuncture a weird new-age alternative health treatment?the simple life of killing demons

Acupuncture is a natural health remedy that originated in China thousands of years ago, so it cannot be considered new age. Although it has been widely accepted in the West for many years, it still has an aura of Eastern mystique surrounding it. Even so, it is popular now, and is used by many natural health practitioners as a normal part of the treatments they offer.

How does acupuncture work?

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We all have pathways called meridians on the surface of our bodies. During an acupuncture treatment, fine, sterile needles are inserted into certain points along these meridians. You will then be required to lie still for at least 40 minutes. Acupuncture helps your body to heal itself by restoring the proper energy flow and blood circulation to your bodily systems.

Will it be painful?

It is not usually a painful procedure, but some patients do report some slight pain when the needles penetrate the skin. Generally, the more relaxed you are, the less pain you will experience.

Will I experience any side effects?read light novel

Acupuncture is an extremely safe treatment when provided by a professionally trained therapist, who is meticulous about needle sterilization, or who preferably uses disposable needles. However, some people do experience some mild reactions such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, or slight bruising at the needle penetration sites. On a positive note, you will most likely notice a

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