FAQs about Acupuncture

1) What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture treats health conditions by stimulating “acu-points” found at specific locations on the surface of the body. Acupuncture stimulates the acu-points by inserting very thin needles through the skin to produce physiological effects. The general theory of acupuncture is that proper physiological function and health depends on the circulation of nutrients, substances and energy called Qi through a network of “channels” or “meridians.” This network connects every organ and part of the body, providing balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes. Stimulation of the appropriate acu-points through acupuncture treatments helps to restore the sufficient, continuous and even flow of Qi and other nutrients throughout the body. This thereby helps restore health and balance to the body, while relieving pain and other symptoms.


2) How many treatments will I need?

The healing process is different for everyone, and there is no set amount of treatments that are effective for all. Most patients experience relief after just one treatment, while many choose to maintain optimal health with consistent weekly treatments even if no symptoms or discomforts persist.


3) How should I prepare?

• Write down and bring any questions you have. We are here to help you.
• Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
• Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.


4) How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is NO danger of infection from acupuncture needles because MEDIHAND uses sterile needle, used once, and then discarded.


5) What can acupuncturists treat?

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 1997 and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2003, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has proven effective in the treatment of the following common conditions: Addictions – drugs, smoking, alcohol Anxiety Arthritis Bronchitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Colitis Common Cold Constipation Dental Pain Depression Diarrhea Digestive trouble Dizziness Dysentery Emotional Problems Eye conditions Facial Paralysis FatigueSupportive Fertility Fibromyalgia Gingivitis Headache Hiccough Incontinence Indigestion Irritable Bowel Syndrome Low Back Pain Menopause Migraine Morning Sickness Nausea Osteoarthritis Pain Pneumonia Reproductive Problems Rhinitis Sciatica Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Shoulder Pain Sinusitis Sleep Disturbances Sore Throat Stress Care for Chemotherapy Tennis Elbow Tonsillitis Tooth Pain Trigeminal Neuralgia Urinary Tract Infections Vomiting Wrist Pain



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