How does Chinese acupuncture work?
When your natural balances become abnormal, illness and problems may occur. In the body, there are non-visible channels flowing that are full of Qi, an energy. Along these channels exist points where the Qi collects, and each point on each channel possesses the potential to alter the flow of the Qi, thereby rebalancing the Yin and Yang. This imbalance may cause a deficiency or excess of Qi. The imbalances show up as symptoms, and further evaluation may allow a skilled practitioner of TCM to find the root of the imbalance and formulate a combination of acupoints that will help restore the balance.
For 5,000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been a method of healing the body using acupuncture, herbs, and massage. It is based on the Yin and Yang and the balance specific to your body.
Will it hurt?
You may experience different sensations, such as soreness, numbness, or even pain, depending on the stimulation used by the Acupuncturist.
The needles we use are solid and very thin, so any pain felt is minimal. Most patients experience a light pin prick feeling akin to a mosquito bite.