Acupuncture Therapy FAQ

Q: What is Acupuncture and how does it work?

A: Acupuncture is a form of natural therapy that uses small, sterile, filiform needles to stimulate natural processes in the body. The main concept of Chinese medicine is the belief that symptoms we experience, no matter the western diagnosis, is caused by an internal imbalance. This imbalance can cause pain, headaches, infertility, gastrointestinal issues, numbness & tingling, insomnia, and other popular symptoms most of us suffer from. In western medicine, a balanced body is termed homeostasis. Small needles are inserted into specific locations on the surface of the skin to create homeostasis; the location selected is determined by your condition.

Acupuncture:

  • Reduces Pain
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Increases Blood Flow
  • Increases Range of Motion
  • Decreases Side Effects of Medication Induced-Nausea
  • Promotes Relaxation in Anxious Patients
  • Reduces Muscle Spasms

Electro-Acupuncture:

  • Promotes Endorphine Release
  • Increases Serotonin Release
  • Manages Chronic Pain

Q: What sensations will I feel?

A: Most people feel a soft dull achy sensation around the location that was treated. Sometimes the entire body will feel heavy giving a sensation of increased relaxation and euphoria. 

Q: What should I expect during my first appointment?

A: Your first appointment will be for an evaluation. Every new patient must undergo an evaluation to determine if acupuncture is the best form of medicine. Your condition will be discussed as well as the process in which acupuncture may be valuable in your healing process. If both parties are in agreement, a comprehensive exam will be scheduled and treatment will begin.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: After the comprehensive exam and initial treatment, everyone starts off with a trial of 3 visits. Afterward, a determination will be conducted to either proceed with acupuncture or utilize another form of medicine. The average person will have a treatment plan that will include 10-30 visits, some may even take 50 visits or more depending on several factors. 

Q: How often will I need to come for treatment?

A: The first 3 trial visits are scheduled within 7-10 days. Once we determine to proceed with treatment, a plan will be discussed to come in 1-2 times per week for the next 5-10 weeks. After the first phase of treatment is complete, we will re-evaluate to check our progress and schedule additional treatments as needed.

 

Location

2816 Frederick Douglass Blvd
(8th Ave btwn 149th & 150th)
5th Floor, Unit 5SA
New York, NY 10039

Contact

Phone (646) 854-6619
Email info@linyanagipson.com

Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 8 pm
Same Day Appointments Available
Concierge Service Available

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