Have you ever considered trying acupuncture for pain relief or wellness? The answer is probably yes. Because Acupuncture has become so popular in the last few years, many people are interested in trying it or have at least been told by a friend to try it.
Most people I talk to would consider acupuncture but would like to know a little more about the treatment and how it can benefit them. Here are the top five questions that almost every patient asks before beginning treatment.
Does Acupuncture Work?
Yes, acupuncture has worked for centuries and has proven itself over and over again with various conditions. Modern research has demonstrated to be effective, and many medical doctors are even referring their patients to acupuncturists for treatment.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture helps the body achieve balance by stimulating various points in the body called meridians. The needles are inserted into the meridians to help balance the energy flow called Qi. When proper energy flow and balance are restored, all of the organs and systems function in harmony and the body can then begin to heal itself.
What Conditions can Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture has been successful with many conditions and can also be used in a wellness program to keep the body functioning at it's best. Some of the most common conditions helped by acupuncture are, back pain, neck pain, knee pain, headaches, plantar fascitis, tennis elbow, neuropathy, radiculopathy, disc problems, fertility, insomnia, TMJ, and many more conditions.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
No, acupuncture does not hurt. The needles used in acupuncture are very fine and cause little or no pain when inserted into the meridians. Many patients, even the most needle phobic, remark that they barely feel a thing and report that they feel more relaxed during the session than they remember being in a long time.
How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?
Acupuncture is very affordable and usually ranges between $50 and $75 per treatment. The cost depends on duration, number of points stimulated, and if electro-stimulation is used. Many insurance companies even cover the cost of the acupuncture session.
Hopefully you have most of your questions about acupuncture answered. If you are ready to give Acupuncture a try I suggest finding a local Acupuncturist and scheduling a free consultation to see if Acupuncture can help you. Remember acupuncture isn't just for pain relief and symptom care. Acupuncture is a form of wellness care that can help keep your body functioning at its best and stay well!