This traditional form of Chinese medicine can be an effective method of pain relief for a plethora of conditions including:
- Back and neck pain
- Chronic headaches
- Facial or dental pain
- Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
Acupuncture uses extremely thin needles to stimulate nerves, muscle, and connective tissue. Each treatment involves inserting these needles just below the surface of the skin as the patient is encouraged to relax for several minutes.
Sessions include three stages:
- Insertion: thin, sterile needles are inserted under the skin.
- Manipulation: The acupuncturist may gently move the needles or
apply mild electrical pulses to optimize results.
- Removal: Patients are invited to relax for 10-20 minutes before the
practitioner removes the needles.
We do a complete assessment of each patient before beginning treatment to ensure that they are a suitable candidate for acupuncture. The initial consultation takes approximately one hour and results are typically best with several treatments over the course of a few weeks.