How Does Acupuncture Work?

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  • Very thin sterile needles are inserted into specific points in the body.

  • The needles prompt the body to release natural chemicals.

  • The needles also promote blood and Qi circulation.

  • Qi (Chee) is the body's energy. It runs alongs specific pathways in the body.

  • The free-flow of Qi and Blood is necessary to stay healthy.

  • When Qi and Blood become stagnate, pain will develop.

  • In a typical treatment an acupuncturist will insert 10-20 needles. The needles will remain in place for about 30 minutes. 

  • You may feel a warm tingly sensation at the needle sites, or even a feeling of deep pressure. This is a good sign that Qi has arrived.

  • Most patients feel very relaxed during the treatment and some even fall asleep.