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Traditional Oriental Medicine is an ancient form of healing used to treat and prevent disease for over 3000 years. It originated in China and is now used worldwide as an effective means for overcoming disease.
The practice of acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body. In Traditional Oriental Medicine, it is believed that disease and pain originate from imbalance or blockages along the energy meridians of your body. This can cause physical and emotional disorders. This is where the needles come into use. They disperse the blockages and mobilize your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Acupuncture is not scary or painful. Many patients often fall asleep during treatments, and wake up feeling relaxed and refreshed. Acupuncture is used to regulate or correct the flow of energy (called Qi) to restore health. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can improve energy, enhance immunity, harmonize your physical and emotional health to improve overall functions in the body. It is safe, natural and very effective.
A patient’s initial visit begins with a thorough review of one’s personal history, including past medical history and current maladies. TCM methods of diagnosis include reading (taking) your pulse, examining your tongue, and palpating for tenderness at various acupuncture points. Acupuncture strengthens the body’s immune system to help prevent disease. Prevention is always the best medicine.
You will be treated and then allowed to rest for approximately 30 minutes. Total treatment time for your first visit takes about an hour and a half. Subsequent visits are from 50-60 minutes.
Please wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing to your visit. Don’t arrive on an empty stomach – eat something light. Refrain from overexertion or highly physical activities for a few hours following your treatment. Drink plenty of water after your treatment. an answer to this item.
Acupuncture uses tiny (about the diameter of a human hair), sterile, disposable needles. Sensations vary from person to person, but most people feel little or no discomfort upon insertion. Many people fall asleep while the needles are in and wake up feeling relaxed and refreshed. an answer to this item.
Every person is unique. No two people respond exactly the same. The length of treatment depends on the severity, type and duration of the condition.
Dr. Duffy is a provider for many insurance companies. It may be covered depending on your plan. We are more than happy to call and check with your insurance provider to see if acupuncture is a covered benefit.
Jeanette is a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She also holds certification from the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
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