Acupuncture with Dr. Chinoy

AcupunctureAcupuncture is a great way to promote optimal health and to give your body the attention it needs. This week, Dr. Chinoy answers your questions about the importance and benefits of acupuncture for your health.

Acupuncture and Your Health

Q: What is acupuncture designed to help with?

A: Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine and is designed to stimulate normal body functions by eliminating any disruptions of the flow of energy in the body. During treatments, a trained practitioner inserts many thin sterile needles into the skin in various locations. This process will stimulate the body’s natural healing response so that it can repair damages. Acupuncture can resolve a variety of ailments, such as pain, headaches, depression, and anxiety.

Q: How often do most patients receive treatments?

A: The number and frequency of treatments differ from person to person. For acute problems, patients usually come into the office for eight to ten visits. However, for complex or long-lasting conditions, we recommend coming in one or two times per week for treatments.

Q: Does acupuncture hurt?

A: Even though needles are used, treatments are relatively pain-free. After a treatment session, you may experience a bit of soreness or bruising, but these side effects are brief.

Q: Can treatments be customized?

A: Yes! Every treatment is tailored to each individual. We can combine acupuncture with pressure, heat/moxibustion, cupping, or electrical stimulation at various points to further enhance results. We can also use topical herbal medicines and linaments if you are interested. Most of the time, however, we find that a simple acupuncture treatment will achieve the desired result without the use of combined applications.

Acupuncture can relieve you of pain and can stimulate your body to function normally. To learn more about acupuncture, or to schedule a free consultation with one of our anti-aging experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, call (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.

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