Acupuncture works by helping your brain and body work together. This process uses hair-thin needles. The extremely thin needles then, stimulates certain points depending on your pain to allow your brain to know it needs to work on that area. When you have acute pain from a sprain or something like that, you might heal within a few treatments.
However, conditions like chronic pain or digestive disorders, will take more treatments. This is because the condition and pain has been there so long, that it will take longer for the acupuncture to relieve the stagnant energy from your body.
This ancient technique is from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dating back thousands of years. Acupuncture balances the body's energy system, also known as, Qi (CHEE). Balancing your body's qi can encourage your body to heal naturally.
If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call at 951-270-0036
Acupuncture is helpful to (but not limited to):
Yes. In California, acupuncturists are required to undergo a rigorous 4 year master's program which includes about 1000 clinical hours as well as about 2000 didactic hours in eastern and western medicine.
Acupuncturists undergo extensive courses in anatomy and physiology and are required to complete training in Clean Needle Technique.
In the state of California, students must also pass the extensive comprehensive California Licensing Examinations.
Normal side effects include:
*These occur usually from thin skin and will be gone soon after treatment*
To see what feelings you should look out for, go to "Feelings of Acupuncture"
When you receive acupuncture, you may feel many different sensations. Think about these feelings as you are getting treatment.
Sensations that mean the nerves are being stimulated:
These are good signs!
After treatment you may feel dizzy, or temporarily sorer, this is because the nerves are working hard and have been stimulated.
Sensations that mean your muscle is tight and the nerve can't be fully stimulated:
These are not a good sign!
**Let the acupuncturist know if any of these sensations occur**
**If the muscle still feels tight before your next visit, use a heating pad on specified area**
Everyone is different. Some people only need 1-2 sessions and feel better. Some need more than 1 month.
*Chronic pain needs more time to treat.*
Everyone is different, the average is 8-10 needles.
More or less needles depends on:
Acupuncturists use single-use, sterile, stainless-steel needles to ensure your complete safety. Needles are responsibly disposed of via sharps containers after their use.
Yes, massage therapy complements acupuncture very well.
We suggest taking it easy after treatment. However, doing light yoga or stretching is good after treatment.
Your regular exercise plan will be good to do before treatment and the day after.
Dr. JOE is a provider for most of insurance and accepts most insurance including health, auto and worker’s compensation insurance, veteran's affairs such as:
The first session will include a consultation and treatment. This session will usually take 60 minutes.
Follow up treatments for established patients typically last around 30-45 minutes.
These gold-plated Swarovski crystals are small and decorative, so no one will know that they are on your ear for treatment!
Placing these on your ear for up to 2 weeks straight will help you deal with the following conditions: