On the contrary, an acupuncture treatment is very relaxing.
What about the needles?
The needles are hair-like thin, quite unlike the needles used in western medicine. All needles are sterilized, used only once then disposed of.
How often will I need treatment?
Most people see an acupuncturist once or twice a week in the beginning depending upon the condition. As a person starts to feel better, the treatment protocol may become less frequent as you begin to feel better. Some people use acupuncture for preventive purposes and receive treatment on a monthly basis to stay healthy. In China, people often have acupuncture daily.
Are there side effects to treatment?
Most people report feeling a general sense of well being, better sleep, and more energy.
What about medications that I am taking? Will acupuncture interfere with them?
You need to stay on all medications that your doctor has prescribed. What you will find is that as you begin to feel better, you may want to consult with your medical doctor about decreasing the dosages of your medications.
What can I expect during my first visit?
During your first visit, Megan will take a detailed health history concerning your lifestyle, diet, health, and habits. The more she knows about you, the more she can help you. The first visit usually lasts about 90 minutes and the follow-ups are about 45 minutes.
What is moxibustion?
The dried leaf of mugwort come in many forms: raw, dried and a smokeless stick. It is used to warm up
the needles, and therefore provide warmth and healing to the individual to intensify the benefit of acupuncture.