Acupuncture is a form of medicine that uses thin needles placed in specific locations throughout the body to treat a variety of problems. This therapy is based on a type of energy in the body known as “qi” that regulates various functions in the body. When the flow of qi is blocked in one or more channels, an imbalance occurs. Acupuncture resolves these imbalances and restores the natural flow of energy to the body.
Acupuncture is appropriate for a range of conditions, including:
Acupuncture may also be used to prevent disease. Although acupuncture is beneficial to many patients, it may not be appropriate for everyone. Dr. Clemens can help you decide if acupuncture is right for you.
Acupuncture offers many benefits to patients. It’s appropriate for a variety of ailments, and it can be used in combination with other treatments. Acupuncture is also minimally invasive and unlikely to cause any serious side effects. Many patients report that they begin noticing the benefits of acupuncture after the first few sessions.
Many styles of acupuncture exist. During acupuncture treatment, a trained professional will place thin needles into carefully chosen acupuncture points to remove blockages or stimulate the flow of energy. The number of needles used in a single session may range from 2–20, depending on your needs. Dr. Clemens will determine which points should be targeted during each session based on your:
Acupuncture can be beneficial for patients on its own. However, in many cases, Dr. Clemens will recommend acupuncture as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes other therapies as well, such as massage or physical therapy.
Because the needles used during acupuncture are so thin, you shouldn’t feel pain during treatment sessions. Many patients say that they can’t feel the needles at all.
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