Acupuncture is a comprehensive system of healthcare that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for more than 3,000 years. It works with the body’s natural vital energies referred to as Qi (pronounced “Chee”) to promote a state of balance. When Qi flows smoothly, there is little occurrence of pain or discomfort because the body is in balance. If the flow of Qi is interrupted or blocked, the body becomes imbalanced causing pain and discomfort to occur. Acupuncture is then used to unblock and restore the smooth flow of Qi.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncturists are regulated and licensed by the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as well as by the state where the Acupuncturist has their practice. When practiced by a well-trained professional Acupuncture is a very safe and effective method of healing. To eliminate the risk of infection, Marianne only uses sterile disposable needles in her clinic.
How Does Acupuncture Feel?
Acupuncture needles are significantly finer than hypodermic needles. They are about the diameter of a human hair and they are both solid and very flexible. Most clients experience little to no discomfort on insertion. Sensations most commonly felt are tingling, warmth, heaviness or tightness around the area where the needle is inserted. Most people find Acupuncture treatments relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment.
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