OM.YASI Wellness

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the Chinese medical practice of inserting needles into specific points on the body to promote health and combat disease by balancing Qi a subtle energy that circulates via energy channels called meridians.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Unlike needles used to give injections, acupuncture needles are extremely fine, approximately the diameter of a single human hair and are designed to enter the skin with the least resistance. 

Acupuncture treatments involve no pain, and are usually quite relaxing. You can expect to feel a light tingling, a feeling of heaviness, warmth, or numbness at the acupuncture site.

How Quickly Will I Respond?

Everyone is different!

Acute problems can often be resolved in few sessions. With chronic problems, to see a significant results it takes 6-12 treatments. The total number of treatments depends on:

  • Severity of a person’s condition
  • How long the condition has existed
  • Patient’s overall health, energy & motivation

What to Expect at Your First Acupuncture Visit

We have several health history forms for you to complete prior to your initial visit. A first appointment lasts about 1.5 - 2 hours. We review your history and ask questions covering the major systems of the body in detail, including: energy level, sleep patterns, digestion and emotional well-being. During your clinical intake, we also feel your pulses and look at your tongue – two more Chinese medicine clinical tools that help us access your current situation.

Once you are given a Chinese medicine diagnosis your treatment begins. Acupuncture points are chosen based on your diagnosis and clinical findings. Every acupuncture point is indicated for certain treatments and has a specific function and every acupuncture treatment is aimed at resolving both your symptoms and the root cause of your illness or imbalance.

 

"ACUPUNCTURE: Healing the world one needle at a time" ~Yasibit Nava, DAOM~

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