WHICH DISEASES CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
According to the WHO (World Health Organization): The Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment are:
(I took the liberty of leaving only the ones I have clinical experience with) for a complete list of pathologies, please visit: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Low back pain
Nausea and vomiting
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
WHAT TO EXPECT?
First of all, to feel better !
Needles are sterile, generally cause no bleeding upon entry or removal, with little or no pain being felt; however, slight bruising may be experienced on occasion. The usual number of needles used in a session can vary from 10 to 15, and they are left inserted 15 to 30 minutes. The number of treatments necessary will depend upon your condition, if your symptoms are chronic or acute and your health in general. A course of treatment usually consists of weekly or biweekly visits for 4 to 10 weeks, followed by less frequent visits as the condition improves.
The needles may vary in size, depending upon your condition and the course of treatment prescribed. In addition to needling your treatment may also include a variety of non-needling techniques such as moxibustion (heat), acupressure, herbal formulas, etc. One advantage of acupuncture treatment is the absence of serious side effects which may result from the use of prescription drugs.
WHICH OF YOUR CLASSES IS BEST SUITED FOR ME?
We invite you to try all our different modalities, we have expert teachers, and practitioners on staff that will guide you professionally and safely to reach your goals.
IS IT PAINFUL ? DOES IT HURT? WHAT TO DO IF I AM SCARED OF NEEDLES?
First of all it is important that you know that the size of an acupuncture needle differs from standard medical syringes, for illustrative purposes please take a look at the next picture so you can have an idea of how an acupuncture needle looks like
as well as its thickness.