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FAQ

 

Acupuncture

  • How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body, typically by inserting thin needles through the skin. This is thought to help balance the flow of energy or "qi" in the body, which can become disrupted and lead to various health problems.

Is acupuncture safe?

When performed by a trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture is generally considered safe. However, there are some risks involved, such as infection or injury from needles, and it may not be appropriate for everyone.

 

  • Are acupuncture needle reused?

No, acupuncture needles are to be reused.

Acupuncture needles are typically made of stainless steel, which is a non-porous material that resists corrosion and can be safely disposed of after use. Most acupuncture needles come pre-sterilized in sealed packages, and practitioners are required to use a new needle for each patient.

Therefore, it is important to only receive acupuncture treatments from a licensed practitioner who follows proper infection control protocols and uses disposable, single-use needles.

 

  • Does acupuncture hurt?

Some people may experience mild discomfort or a sensation of pressure during acupuncture, but it should not be painful. The needles used are very thin and flexible, and most people find the experience to be relaxing.

What conditions can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture may be helpful for a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, anxiety, depression, infertility, and more. However, it is important to seek the advice of a trained practitioner to determine whether acupuncture is appropriate for your specific condition.

  • How long does an acupuncture session take?

Acupuncture sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the practitioner and the specific treatment being performed.

How many acupuncture sessions are needed to see results?

The number of acupuncture sessions needed to see results can vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual. Some people may experience significant improvement after just one or two sessions, while others may require multiple sessions over several weeks or months.

  • Can acupuncture be used during pregnancy?

Acupuncture can be a safe and effective treatment option for some pregnant women, but it is important to discuss any potential risks or concerns with a qualified practitioner before starting treatment.

 

 

Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • How is cosmetic acupuncture different from traditional acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture is a specialized form of acupuncture that is focused on improving the appearance of the skin, rather than treating specific health conditions. It may involve the use of smaller needles and more superficial insertion techniques.

  • How does cosmetic acupuncture work?

Cosmetic acupuncture is thought to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, which can improve its texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It may also increase blood flow to the face, which can give the skin a more youthful glow.

 

  • What are the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture?

Benefits of cosmetic acupuncture may include improved skin texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and a more youthful appearance overall. It may also be a less invasive and more natural alternative to other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox or fillers.

 

  • Is cosmetic acupuncture safe?

When performed by a qualified and licensed practitioner, cosmetic acupuncture is generally considered safe. However, as with any form of acupuncture, there is a small risk of infection or injury from needles.

  • How many sessions are needed to see results?

The number of cosmetic acupuncture sessions needed to see results can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the skin concerns being addressed. Some people may notice improvements after just one or two sessions, while others may require multiple sessions over several weeks or months.

Herbal Medicine

  • How are herbs used in Chinese medicine?

In Chinese medicine, herbs are often used in combination with other therapies, such as acupuncture, to help balance the body and treat various health conditions. They may be taken as teas, powders, capsules, or other forms, and are often customized to the individual based on their specific needs.

  • Is herbal medicine safe?

When used properly and under the guidance of a qualified practitioner, herbal medicine is generally considered safe. However, as with any form of treatment, there may be some risks and potential side effects, and it may not be appropriate for everyone.

 

  • Can herbal medicine be used alongside other medications?

In some cases, herbal medicine may be used alongside other medications to help manage symptoms and improve overall health. However, it is important to discuss any potential interactions or risks with a qualified practitioner before starting treatment.

Certain herbs can interact with medications, and it is important to ensure that any potential interactions are identified and managed appropriately.

  • How long does it take for herbal medicine to work?

The length of time it takes for herbal medicine to work depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the condition being treated, the severity of the symptoms, and the individual's overall health. In general, it may take several weeks or months of consistent use before significant improvements are seen.

  • Are there any side effects of herbal medicine?

Like all forms of medicine, herbal medicine can have side effects, although they are generally less common and less severe than those associated with pharmaceutical drugs. Common side effects of herbal medicine may include digestive upset, headaches, or allergic reactions. It is important to consult with a qualified practitioner if you experience any unusual symptoms while using herbal medicine.

 

Dietary medicine:

  • How does dietary medicine work in Chinese medicine?

Dietary medicine in Chinese medicine involves using food as a form of medicine to help support health and prevent and treat disease. This can include recommendations for specific foods, cooking methods, and dietary patterns based on an individual's constitution and health condition.

  • What types of foods are recommended in dietary medicine?

The specific types of foods recommended in dietary medicine vary depending on the individual's constitution and health condition. In general, Chinese dietary medicine emphasizes whole, nutrient-dense foods, with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

  • Can dietary medicine be used for weight loss?

Dietary medicine can be used as part of a weight loss program, but it is important to work with a qualified practitioner to ensure that the dietary recommendations are appropriate and safe.

  • Is dietary medicine safe?

Dietary medicine is generally considered safe when used under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. However, as with any dietary changes, it is important to ensure that the recommendations are appropriate for the individual's specific needs and health condition.

 

  • How long does it take to see results from dietary medicine?

The length of time it takes to see results from dietary medicine depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the condition being treated and the individual's overall health. In general, it may take several weeks or months of consistent dietary changes before significant improvements are seen.

 

Shiatsu

  • How does shiatsu work?

Shiatsu works by applying pressure to specific points on the body, similar to acupuncture but without the use of needles. This pressure is believed to stimulate the flow of energy, or "ki," in the body and help to release tension and promote relaxation. Shiatsu practitioners may also use stretching and other massage techniques during a session.

  • What are the benefits of shiatsu?

The benefits of shiatsu may include relaxation, stress reduction, improved circulation, relief from muscle tension and pain, and a sense of overall well-being. Shiatsu has also been used to help manage conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

 

  • Is shiatsu safe?

Shiatsu is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. However, as with any form of massage, there may be risks associated with certain techniques or for individuals with certain health conditions. It is important to inform your practitioner of any health conditions you have before beginning a shiatsu session.

  • How many sessions are needed to see results?

The number of shiatsu sessions needed to see results can vary depending on the individual's health condition and goals for treatment. Some people may experience immediate benefits after one session, while others may require several sessions before seeing significant improvement.

  • What should I expect during a shiatsu session?

During a shiatsu session, the client will typically lie on a mat or massage table while the practitioner applies pressure to specific points on the body. The pressure may be applied using the fingers, thumbs, palms, or elbows. The practitioner may also use stretching or other massage techniques. The client should wear loose, comfortable clothing and be prepared to communicate with the practitioner about their experience during the session.

 

Bach flowers

  • How are Bach flowers used?

Bach flowers are a type of flower essence that are used to help balance emotions and promote emotional well-being. They are typically taken orally in a dilute form, often in water or other liquid.

  • What conditions can Bach flowers help with?

Bach flowers can be used to help manage a wide range of emotional and mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia. They may also be used to promote overall emotional well-being and balance.

  • Is it safe to use Bach flowers?

Bach flowers are generally considered safe when used as directed. However, as with any form of treatment, there may be potential risks or side effects associated with their use. It is important to consult with a qualified practitioner and inform them of any medications or health conditions before using Bach flowers.

  • How long does it take to see results from Bach flowers?

The length of time it takes to see results from Bach flowers can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Some people may experience immediate benefits, while others may require several weeks of consistent use before seeing significant improvement.

  • Can Bach flowers be used alongside other medications?

In some cases, Bach flowers can be used alongside other medications. However, it is important to consult with a qualified practitioner before doing so to ensure that any potential interactions are identified and managed appropriately.

 

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