Frequently Asked Questions about TCM
- What is Acupuncture used for?
- How many treatments will I need?
- How should I prepare for treatment?
- What should I expect?
Q. WHAT ACUPUNCTURE IS USED FOR?
A. Many ailments can be treated by Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM is also used in prevention of illness and to stimulate the immune system.
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS:
- Digestive and urinary disorders
- Gynecological disorders
- Muscle pain and strain
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Acute and chronic pain
According The World Health Organization, there are more than 100 different kinds of diseases and illnesses that can be treated very effectively by using acupuncture.
Q. HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
A. The number of sessions depends on the goal of treatment. For acute conditions, a few treatments will usually be sufficient. Chronic and more complex problems may need one or two treatments per week for several months and, throughout the year, may require maintenance treatments. For more information, CLICK HERE.
[item id=”how”]Q. HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?[/item]
A. Wear comfortable and loose clothing. Have a light meal but do not consume any alcoholic beverages before treatments. Remember to tell your practitioner all of your medications and any physical or mental conditions. If possible, bring a list of all medications to your session.
Q. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
A. You will be asked for a detailed history, and your practitioner will check your tongue and take your pulses. After a treatment, you may want to rest, or you may feel invigorated. Chinese medicine can be a catalyst for subtle, and not so subtle, change because it reverberates in both the body and spirit.