Acupuncture

AcupunctureAcupuncture at the Pain Arthritis Relief Center may be just what you need to assist in achieving overall wellness, treating ailments and managing pain. Acupuncture has the ability to provide prospective patients with an alternative and natural method for treatment. When considering whether acupuncture is right for you, it’s only natural that you will want to know what ailments acupuncture can treat. Acupuncture can treat conditions that include:

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Pregnancy Symptoms
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Common Colds
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Allergies
  • Infertility
  • Back Pain

While acupuncture may provide patients with a number of benefits, our staff realize that prospective clients of the Pain Arthritis Relief Center serving DC, Maryland and Virginia may have a number of questions regarding this alternative form of medicine. 

Will acupuncture be painful?

Acupuncture is virtually pain-free, while some patients may experience mild discomfort, it’s important to communicate clearly with your acupuncturist during treatments. Needles used for treatments are hair fine, barely penetrating the skin. Some people avoid acupuncture for fear that treatments will be painful. Some may fear needles, making them want to steer clear of any form of acupuncture. While some may feel a mild pulsing or throbbing sensation, this should subside fairly quickly. If it doesn’t, your acupuncturist will likely remove the needle. However, much of the time, patients do not feel needles being placed. 

How does an acupuncturist determine where to place needles?

Needles are inserted into specific points of the body. The idea behind acupuncture is to stimulate the flow of energy. This form of Chinese medicine is based on the belief that by placing needles along meridians, balance can be restored to treat common ailments and help to trigger the body’s natural response to pain. 

Where can I expect needles to be placed?

The number of needles that an acupuncturist will place and where, largely depends on the reason for undergoing treatment. While in some cases an acupuncturist may only place a few needles, you may have up to 20 needles administered at one time. Common places that needles may be placed include:

  • Ears
  • Forehead
  • Top of the Head
  • Wrist
  • Abdomen

What should I wear to acupuncture sessions?

You will want to be as comfortable as possible during treatments. It’s important that the acupuncturist is able to access various points of the body. Wearing loose clothing is helpful and allows your acupuncturist to easily administer treatment. Either wear comfortable clothing or bring a change of clothing with you to make treatments as comfortable as possible. 

Will I be able to relax during treatments?

Acupuncturists can provide you with a relaxed setting to receive acupuncture treatments. Often, they may lower the lights, turn on a sound machine and even a heat lamp. Acupuncture can actually help to relieve stress. Because of this, many people may find that once needles are placed they are able to fully relax and may even fall asleep.

Considering trying acupuncture? Contact the Pain Arthritis Relief Center today to determine whether you are a treatment for this natural, alternative form of medicine. 

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