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501 N Frederick Ave, Suite 216, Gaithersburg MD 20877

240-223-3507

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Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. These points correspond to energy pathways known as meridians, and the goal is to balance the flow of energy to promote health and well-being.

3. Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is typically not painful. Most people report feeling a mild sensation or a slight prick as the needles are inserted. Any discomfort is usually brief and followed by a sense of relaxation.

 

5. How many sessions do I need to see results?

The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual, the condition being treated, and its severity. Some people experience relief after just a few sessions, while others may need ongoing treatments for more complex issues.

7. How should I prepare for an acupuncture session?

It’s a good idea to eat a light meal before your session and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Avoid alcohol and caffeine on the day of your appointment. Be prepared to discuss your medical history and any concerns you have with the acupuncturist.

9. Can acupuncture be combined with other treatments?

Yes, acupuncture can complement other treatments like conventional medicine, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. It’s important to communicate with all your healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive approach to your health.

2. Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. They use sterile, single-use needles to minimize the risk of infection. Always ensure you’re visiting a qualified and reputable acupuncture practitioner.

4. What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is known for addressing a wide range of conditions, including pain management (such as back pain, migraines, and arthritis), stress, anxiety, digestive issues, and even fertility concerns. It’s essential to consult with an acupuncturist to determine if it’s suitable for your specific health needs.

6. What should I expect during an acupuncture session?

During a session, you’ll lie down in a comfortable position, and the acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific points on your body. You’ll typically relax for about 15-60 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find the experience relaxing and soothing.

8. Are there any side effects of acupuncture?

While side effects are rare, some people might experience minor bruising, soreness, or mild bleeding at the needle insertion sites. Serious side effects are extremely uncommon when performed by a qualified practitioner.

10. How do I choose a qualified acupuncturist?

Look for a licensed and certified acupuncturist with appropriate training and experience. You can ask for recommendations from your primary care physician or friends, read reviews, and check their credentials before scheduling an appointment.