Who practices acupuncture?
Anyone who has a License or Certification in Acupuncture.
A Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) has completed a minimum of 3 years in training with a Master's degree in Acupuncture. Physical therapists, medical doctors, and chiropractors who practice acupuncture have an abbreviated course.
Who can receive acupunture treatment?
Anyone can receive acupuncture. Even kids as young as 4 years old can receive acupuncture. See the list of treatable conditions to see if acupuncture might help you.
What is acupuncture exactly?
Acupuncture is simply the act of strategically placing tiny filiform (solid, not hallow/hypodermic) needles into the body to produce a change in the brain and physiology.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions, diseases, disorders and injuries. Acupuncture can simply reduce symptoms in some cases, but can also change the physiology of certain disease processes in other cases to reverse disorders.
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As soon as symptoms first occur it is easier to treat conditions with acupuncture. The more chronic the condition, the longer it can take to see results and be symptom free.
Ideally, if you are new to acupuncture, you will see the best results if you come in for at least three acupuncture treatments within a reasonable amount of time (usually three weeks). Majority of people see a great reduction in symptoms after about four to six acupuncture treatments. Some people get immediate, lasting results after one treatment, other times it can take up to ten treatments. It is suggested to use Functional Medicine with Acupuncture for best results. It is also suggested to keep very good notes about how well you are progressing. This helps the Doctor give you the best type of acupuncture each treatment that will give the best results.
Acupuncture works well both as a stand alone therapy and a conjunctive therapy.
In general any condition, disease or dysfunction which does not require Emergency Medical attention is treatable with Acupuncture.
The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of condition.
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