Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions.

 
Herbal Medicine Frequently Asked Questions.
 

Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions.
Q: What is Acupuncture?
A: Traditional acupuncture originated in China over 2000 years ago.  It has been proven in medical studies to be effective at treatment of many medical conditions and disease.  Today several types of acupuncture are available, including traditional treatments with acupuncture needles, non-invasive (needleless) acupuncture, and several other options such as auricular and scalp treatments.
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Q: Is Acupuncture safe?
A: Yes, Acupuncture is a safe practice. To aviod the possibility of transmitting communicable diseases, only sterilized, individually packaged, disposable needles are used for treatments in our clinic.
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Q: Is Acupuncture painful?
A: Most patients experience little to no pain when receiving acupuncture treatments, and typically describe the sensation as a small warmth or tingling.  Non-invasive acupuncture is another option that is completely pain-free.
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Q: Will Acupuncture conflict with any other medical treatment i am currently receiving?
A: No, acupuncture will not conflict with any other treatment you may be receiving. But, It's very important to inform the staff of any treatments you are currently receiving.
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Herbal Medicine Frequently Asked Questions.
Q: What is herbal medicine?
A: Herbal medicine are made with natural plants and minerals. It is used as an addition to acupuncture to assist in the healing process.
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Q; Is herbal medicine safe?
A: Yes, all herbs are tested in modern labs before they are released to the market.
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Q: Does herbal medicine have any side effects?
A: In general, herbal medicine doesn't have side effects. However, please follow the instructions and recommended dosage amounts.
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Q: Will herbal medicine conflict with any medication i am currently taking?
A: It depends on what medicine you are currently taking. It's very important to inform the staff of any other medicine you may be currently taking.
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