Pearl MedSpa offers Acupuncture in Scottsdale, AZ. Acupuncture is a very old Traditional Chinese healing technique. Starting well over 3,000 years ago the National Institutes of Heath documented and publicized the safety and efficacy of acupuncture for treating a wide range of conditions. In fact in today’s market many health insurance plans may cover acupuncture treatments when used to relieve pain.
What Makes Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture stimulates specific anatomic sites to promote natural self-healing. This improves a variety of systems in the body. It can improve the body’s digestion, relieve pain, and promote a feeling of well-being. The anatomic areas are stimulated using sterile, ultra fine needles into the skin. Heat, pressure, or electrical stimulation can further enhance these therapeutic effects. Additional treatments that accompany acupuncture may include cupping, heat therapy, manual massage, moxibustion, and the application of linaments and topical herbal medicines.
What Are Acupuncture Treatments Like?
Your medical history is the first step in any medical procedure. With acupuncture many treatments also begin with an examination of the tongue. The tongue’s color, shape, and coating can point to a number of disorders that acupuncture can treat. They will also take your pulse and include various other examinations based on your individual health and medical history. Based on this information the acupuncture technician will develop a plan to treat your particular conditions.
When the treatment starts you will be asked to lie down and get comfortable on the treatment table. Treatment locations are identified and the ultra fine needles are set in place. This stimulates the body’s natural self healing processes. The majority of acupuncture patients feel very little to no pain as the needles are gently set in the skin. Needles are left in for anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, and promote a feeling of relaxation and well being.
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?
The amount of treatments a person will need to treat their condition depends on the condition or conditions. Mild disorders may respond to acupuncture after a single treatment. Acute pain may take a short series of 8-10 treatments. Chronic pain that has festered for a long time is more resistant to treatment and may take more frequent treatments, and over a longer period of time.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
There is a wide range of disorders that acupuncture is recommended for. Acupuncture is commonly used for the treatment of various types and locations of physical pain, emotional disorders, and digestive issues. Acupuncture is widely utilized for the treatment of anxiety, weight loss, and back pain. There are reports of acupuncture treating a much wider variety of common disorders. If you are curious about acupuncture’s ability to treat a disorder you have with your body or mind please get in touch with our experts to have a consultation.