What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the painless procedure of placing very fine needles into specific sites on the body to correct imbalances of Qi (vital energy). The free-flowing movement of Qi is both our health and what keeps us healthy. Our Qi moves along meridians that connect with our internal organs; that’s why acupuncture affects the whole body. Needles are used in order to make the energy move. Whenever we experience pain or disease symptoms, it is because energy is blocked. The needles unblock the Qi energy and health returns. Acupuncture is a very old system, but it’s very effective for our modern needs.
What is an Acupuncture Treatment like?
The needles are so thin that the insertion is virtually pain-free. The Qi sensation can feel like a pressure, a trickle of water, or electricity moving from one area to another. While perhaps unusual, these sensations will never be painful. Whatever you experience is normal and a sign that your body is getting into balance.
Treatment with acupuncture is often combined with heat or electro-stimulation. Mostly people comfortably relax or doze off during a treatment. After a treatment patients often feel a deep sense of peace and relaxation. A session lasts about an hour.
We have other non-needle treatments available!
What can I expect in terms of results?
Some people experience a dramatic reduction of symptoms right away; others may require a series of sessions before they respond. Because each individual is different, the response to acupuncture is different. Mostly people experience very positive results within six visits. After that we assess your progress and alter your treatment plan frequency, as needed.
Acupuncture is a natural form of healing; therefore your commitment to following through with treatment recommendations is essential.
You owe it to yourself to take the time required to heal. Your body will guide the way.
What about follow-up?
Once you are feeling well it is to your advantage to come in for bimonthly or monthly “tune-up” sessions, to retain the gains you have made. Acupuncture deals with the rhythms of your life: sleep, waking, digestion, hormonal, emotional as well as other more subtle energetic cycles. Modern life with its demanding schedules and hectic pace can rapidly wear your sense of balance down. At a minimum you'll want to come in at the change of each season. This schedule of treatments helps re-center you and preventively improve your immunity against common illnesses and stress.
Contact us today for unique painless therapies!
Tucson Acupuncture Center
800 N Swan Road, Suite 106
Tucson, AZ 85711