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HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the nervous and endocrine systems, producing its effects by regulating the nervous system. Acupuncture aids in the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body.
Studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones, thus affecting the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions. This includes immune reactions and processes that regulate a person’s blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature. By this stimulation of chemicals and neurotransmitters, acupuncture can alleviate pain, balance emotions, relax muscles, and improve immunity.
The NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture states that promising results show efficacy of acupuncture for postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in postoperative dental pain, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofacial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma.
Through 2,000 years of observation, the Chinese found that stimulating acupuncture points stabilized patients’ health. Traditional Chinese Medicine considers the body as a whole, functioning by energy and blood. By treatment with acupuncture points, pain and other dysfunctions are balanced and eliminated.
IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. Few complications have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year. The Safety Record of acupuncture with minor adverse events such as local bruising being reported is about 0.1%, or 1 in 1000 treatments.
WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE FEEL LIKE?
Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel little to no pain as needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments will vary. Some people experience immediate relief; others take multiple treatments. Chronic conditions typically take longer to resolve than acute ones. Your acupuncturist will be able to better assess the amount of treatments needed after your initial consultation.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST VISIT?
During the first treatment your practitioner will ask you questions to get a clear picture of your health conditions and concerns. A lengthy amount of time will be dedicated to completely understanding your body’s workings. We invite you to discuss any health issues and ask many questions during your initial exam. Become part of your treatment and take control of your health.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVE?
We serve the Central Florida community from our convenient location in Winter Park, Florida, just minutes from Maitland, Altamonte Springs, and Orlando. Contact us now for a complimentary consultation!
HOW IS FOUR SEASONS ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CLINICS?
We are dedicated to providing the highest standard of holistic care and service, ensuring that you have a positive experience every time you visit Four Seasons Acupuncture. It is our mission to improve the quality of life of all of our patients, catering to your individual health needs with the utmost professionalism and efficiency.
DO YOU ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE?
We are In-Network with Cigna and United, but take all insurance policies that cover acupuncture services. Many insurance companies cover acupuncture treatment, with more and more adding it all the time. Even if you weren't covered in the past, it's worth checking to see if acupuncture has been added. Contact us now to get started!