Does Acupuncture Treatment Help
Acupuncture is a world-renowned Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice which is prevalent in the west today. Basically, an acupuncturist inserts thin needles through your skin, as a way of manipulating your meridian points, and consequently, realigning your “Qi” or energy flow. Qi is something every living being has in their body, which keeps it healthy as long as it is able to flow without obstruction.
Our Redondo Beach center specializes in the treatment of stress and pain through acupuncture. For the uninitiated, acupuncture does not hurt nearly as much as you would think it does. In point of fact, it actually removes any pain you already have, and you might only notice this as a new pleasant feeling after a session is over. We know because many of our patients have spoken of “new painlessness”, but mainly because our acupuncturists know their stuff.
Acupuncture can be effectively used to treat many health conditions, such as muscle pain, spasms, allergies, headaches and migraines, depression,, knee pain, osteoarthritis, neck pain, digestive problems, and chronic back pain and related problems. Our techniques used are carefully selected to make sure you are kept, safe and comfortable throughout each session, as well as the times you are not with us. The acupuncture needles we use, for instance, are FDA regulation-compliant – “sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only”.
Your first visit with us involves us taking your medical details and history because this is the crux of the whole treatment. This is followed by a physical examination where we find out your skin tone, posture, body type, etc and then check your meridians and pulse. We then ask you questions about any pain you are experiencing, as well as your digestion, sleep, sensory function, and diet. WE believe in a holistic approach which regards every detail, so that we may also be able to assist with advice on diet and exercise.
If needles are a problem for you, you can tell our acupuncturist to pick from among the other possible treatment methods, like frequency approaches, polarity devices, and moxibustion. Every acupuncturist in our employ is proficient in more than one technique, so you can be open about what you would like to try. This leaves you in control, which in turn lets you relax sufficiently for the treatment to work on you.
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