Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture Needles are NOT the same type of needles you get at the doctors office.   Therefore, with an experienced practitioner, you will not be in pain.   In fact, if you are in any type of pain during the treatment it will have an opposite effect on your treatment progress, and you will not be able to relax.   

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles in various locations on the body to illicit a response.   Needles are not inserted very deep into the body, just below the dermis.   The source of Acupuncture originates with Chinese Medicine.  


What is Herbal Medicine?

Internal Herbal medicine involves the consumption of different plant, animal or mineral materials in various combinations.   External Herbal medicine is the application of herbs to the outside or external part of the body.   Herbs can be consumed or applied in various forms, including Raw (with boiling/decoction), Granules, Tinctures or Concentrates.  

How long does it take to work?

The length of treatment depends on what you are treating, how long it has been present, and your willingness to change your daily habits.    You should see some type of change within 3 to 5 treatments.   If you combine both Acupuncture and herbal medicine, you can speed up the healing process.   

Do Herbs Taste Bad?

Herbal Medicine does not taste great, but the taste changes after consuming it for a week.  Some  herbal formulas taste great!    For sensitive patients, we can encapsulate herbal medicine so you just have to swallow some pills.   Once you experience the effects of herbal medicine, you will not care about the taste, and many patients report enjoying the taste and begin to crave it.   

What is Chinese Medicine cupping?

Cupping involves the placement of cup onto the skin using some type of suction.   The suction can be created using negative air pressure from pumping the air out or using a heat source to create a vacuum.    Cupping may or many not leave bruising on the skin which will heal completely.