Are Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Right For Me?
Acupuncture has been part of healthcare for millions of people over thousands of years. More recently we have used modern scientific standards to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture. After considerable research, the Nation Institutes of Health (NIH) and The World Health Organization (WHO) released statements regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture. In 1997, the NIH Consensus Development Statement confirmed that acupuncture may be useful as an adjunctive or alternative treatment for:
post-op nausea and vomiting
the effects of chemotherapy
and many other conditions.
In the 2003 Acupuncture Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, WHO published a list of over 100 conditions for which acupuncture may be useful.
We use only single use, disposable stainless steel needles. Our practitioners always open the seal on the needles in front of the patient. We always dispose of used needles in biological hazard containers in each room. In a recent study of 34,000 acupuncture treatments in the British Medical Journal, the researchers reported only 43 minor adverse reactions, such as minor bruising. Researchers reports NO serious adverse events.
Acupuncture is Effective
Studies have shown that patients do not have to believe in its effectiveness for it to work. However, only acupuncturists who have both adequate educational background and experience (and skill) can effectively treat patients with acupuncture. With acupuncture, the more experience the practitioner has, the better his or her skills will be.
Afraid of Needles?
Acupuncture needles are unlike hypodermic needles, which are hollow and large enough to carry a fluid. Acupuncture needles are solid and extremely thin. In fact, the needles are almost the same thickness as a human hair. The needles sometimes cause a small pinching sensation, but this subsides after a couple of seconds. Patients do not feel most acupuncture needles.
If you have a fear of needles, discuss this with the practitioner. We do have alternative treatments. In addition, we can test a less sensitive spot so that you become much more comfortable with acupuncture. All of our patients quickly get comfortable with acupuncture needles. Most patients tell us they look forward to their acupuncture treatment sessions, as they actually find the experience quite relaxing.
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