Jing's Acupuncture and Massage

Balance Mind, Body & Spirit

FAQ

Q: What is Acupuncture?

A: Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is effective, safe and side effects free. In Chinese, the word of acupuncture includes two words “zhen” “jiu”. “zhen” means needles and “jiu” means moxibustion. The needles treat and prevent
Disease by insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points showed as effective in the treatment of specific health problems. These points have been mapped by Chinese physicians over a period of two thousand years.

Moxibustion treats and prevents disease by applying heating on the points or certain locations of the human body. The material used is mainly “moxa-wool” in the form of a cone or stick. For centuries, acupuncture and moxibustion have been combined in clinical practice. They may apply together or separate.

Q: What problems can be treated by acupuncture.
A: In Asian, acupuncture is used widely in many varieties of diseases. That is from flu to tumors, from head to toe, from viscera to skin problems. At Jing’s Acupuncture the acupuncture is suitable for treating the following:
1 Nervous System and Muscular Disorders
Headaches, migraines, certain facial paralysis or nerve pain, neck pain, Numbness and tingling, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, knee pain, sprain ankle, sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatic or rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
2. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular system.
Unstable angina, arrhythmia, hypertension, stroke and, partial weakness after a stroke.
3. Ear, Nose, Eyes and Throat Disorders
Toothache pain after tooth extraction, earaches, tinnitus, sinus inflammation, Inflammation of the conjunctiva, inflammation of the central retina, nearsightedness (in children), and uncomplicated cataracts.
4. Respiratory Disorders
Uncomplicated bronchial asthma in children or adults.
5. Gastrointestinal disorders
Digestive tract problems, hiccups inflammation of the stomach, chronic duodenal ulcers, inflammation of the colon, constipation, diarrhea and dysentery caused by certain bacteria.
6. Others: Nephritis, diabetes, quit smocking, control weight, Insomnia, dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia, Menostasis, menopause syndrome, pre-menstrual tension. Chronic fatigue syndrome, support treatment for cancer patients with radiotherapy and chemotherapy Also for post surgery recovery.

Q: Does it hurt?
A: The patient may feel some, heaviness, distention, tingling, or electric sensation either around the needle or traveling down or up the affected meridian, or the energy pathway. To Chinese, acupuncture is bu tong, painless. Some western cultures may categorize these sensations as a type of pain. In any case, if you experience any discomfort, it is usually mild, let me know I will make some adjustment until you feel comfortable.
Q: Are the needles clean?
A Yes. I use sterilized, individually packaged, disposable needles. I will not save and reuse for your later treatments. This eliminates the possibility of transmitting a communicable disease by a contaminated needle.

Q: How does Acupuncture work?
A: Modern Western medicine cannot explain how acupuncture works. Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (energy) and Xue (blood) through distinct meridians or pathways that cover the body somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels do. According to ancient theory, acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is deficient and away from where it is excess. In this way, acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious energetic balance of the body. In Chinese there is a saying, “There is no pain if there is free flow; if there is pain, there is no free flow.”

Q: What is the herb external treatment?
A: Herb external treatment includes many methods of using herbs to treat diseases from the surface of the body. Such as herb plaster, herb spray, herb soup soak, herb jells, etc.

Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: That depends upon the duration, severity, and nature of you complaint. You may need only a single treatment for an acute condition. A series of five to fifteen treatments may resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may require many treatments over time.

Q: Is there anything I need to do before receiving an acupuncture treatment?
A: Yes, the following suggestions will help you get the maximum benefits from you treatment:
1. Maintain good personal hygiene to reduce the possibility of bacterial infection.
2. To prevent loss, do not wear jewelry.
Wear loose clothing. Women should not wear one piece dresses. Avoid wearing tight stockings
3. Avoid treatment when excessively fatigued, hungry, full, upset or shortly after sex.
4. Women pregnant less than three months should tell me. Because there are some points are contraindicated during this period.
5. Patients with pacemakers or other electronic implants should tell me. The electronic stimulation should be avoided in this case.

Q: Is there anything I will need to do while receiving acupuncture?
A: Yes, again.
1. Relax. There is no need to be frightened. Ask me any questions you have along the way so that you can get the most benefit possible from the treatment
2. Do not change your position or move suddenly. If you are uncomfortable, tell me first. In some case I have to withdraw the needles first.
3. Some people may experience dizziness, nausea, cold sweat, shortness of breath, or faintness during treatment. This often occurs if you are nervous. Inform me immediately so I will readjust or withdraw the needles. Also let me know if you feel an increase amount of pain or burning sensation during the treatment.
4. If you find your acupuncture treatment is uncomfortable for you at any point, be sure to speak up so I can make the proper adjustments, or change to another kind of treatment.

Q: What can I expect after treatments?
A: You may note a spot of blood at one or more of the needle sites and /or a small bruise could develop. These should not be harmful, but please talk to me if you are concerned. Patients often experience the most dramatic results after the first treatment. Some patients experience an immediate total or partial relief of their pain or other symptoms.
This relief may last but some pain may return. In few cases, there may be no immediate relief only to notice the pain diminish over the next couple of days. Generally, you should expect to feel better.

Q: What kinds of service do you provide in Jing’s Acupuncture?
A: At Jing’s Acupuncture you will receive an examination in the way of TCM for differentiation of your diseases. Acupuncture; electronic acupuncture; seven star needles, Tui Na; Cupping; herb external treatment is all available. You may receive one or more kinds of treatment. That will depend on the nature of the problem and your constitution. Invigorated Tui Na is also available. This is used for invigoration body; reduce stress and prevention of diseases.

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