Acupuncture

Chronic pain, allergies, degenerative vision disorders

Acupuncture in the United States is a medical procedure meaning that it makes the use of  acupuncture needles of which are classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a class III medical device and can only be performed by licensed and trained medical professionals.

Acupuncture is a 3.000 year old medical science and art well known around the world for relieving pain as well as an anesthetic in some surgical procedures such as brain and heart.

Today, studies and research are available in many health institutions and universities such as Havard, John Hopkins and the National Institute of health in the United States.

There are so many studies that yet has to be done, therefore what some studies have concluded so far about the mechanism of action when acupuncture is performed is that it directly effects the central nervous system by increasing neurotransmitters and neurohormones such as endorphins and serotonin. Acupuncture also affects other systems such as the adrenal glands as it makes it release cortisol, the stress fighting hormones that plays an important role in the immune system as well as the ability to regulate blood pressure and blood glucose level.

There are different techniques and specialties in acupuncture. Some practitioners specialize in fertility or gynecology, other focus or neurological disorder such as stroke rehab.

Dr. Anderson was trained in different techniques and he specializes in chronic pain, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal and food allergy elimination. His acupuncture technique is gentle and almost painless. Research shows that during a acupuncture session, it lowers the cortisol (stress hormone) in the body, therefore patients feels very relax at each session.

Q & A

Will it hurt?

NO. However in some insertions you will feel like a mosquito bite sensation, then it will dissipate in a few seconds. 

 

Is Acupuncture safe?

The procedure is safe when it's performed by a well trained acupuncturist. We recommend having acupuncture with a licensed professional that has at least a Master's degree in Acupuncture and have had at least 950 hours in clinical training. As required by the FDA the needles are for one time use and disposed accordingly.

 

How do I prepare for my treatment?

Don't come in a hunger state, you may have a light meal at lest 30 min before your treatment. 

Wear lose clothes, avoid tight jeans, long sleeves and perfumes.

 

How long is the treatment?

The session takes about 45 min. to 1 hour.

How many treatments do I need?

Acute conditions usually improves with 3 to 4 treatments. Prognosis on chronic conditions is difficult to predict, it will depend on how you responded to the initial treatments.

 

What acupuncture treats?

According to the World Health organization it treats:

Chronic and acute pain, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders including stroke & migraine. Gynecological disorders such as Pms, menopause and fertility. Digestive disorders such as weight gain, metabolism, colitis & poor bowels.

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