Questions & Answers

Q: What can I expect if treated?

A: Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and herbs; However, some conditions which have arisen over a course of years that will be relieved only with slow, steady progress. As in any form of healing, the patient’s attitude , diet, determination and life-style will affect the outcome of a course of treatment . TCM is also an educational process in which the patient becomes more aware of his or her own body, thus increasing its ability to maintain well –being.

Although there are techniques in TCM for healing most conditions there are medical circumstance which can be dealt with more effectively by Western medicine . In such cases, the practitioners will recommend that you contact a physician as complementary to Western medicine.

Q: Is acupuncture Safe?

A: You safely is assured, It will be clear skin by alcohol before the needles are inserted, the needles are sterilized and disposable.

Q: Is acupuncture painful?

A: Acupuncture bears no resemblance to the feeling of receiving an injection, since the main source of pain from injections is the larger diameter, hollow needle and the medication being forced into the tissue by pressure. Acupuncture needle are very fine and flexible, about the skilled practitioner is performed with minimum of discomfort. Most patients fined the treatments very relaxing and many fall asleep during the treatment. In some cases, it is not necessary it use needles at all.

Q: Are all of the “herbs” vegetable in origin?

A: Although called Chinese herbs, TCM practitioners use ingredients from all of three kingdoms, vegetable, animal and mineral. However, the majority of theses are form vegetable sources, leaves. Flowers, twigs. Stems, roots, tubers, rhizomes, and barks are some of the many vegetable parts used.

Q: How are Chinese herbs taken?

A: There are many of differences method to be used such as decoction, pills, powders extracts and tinctures.

The most common method of taking Chinese herbal Tea is as fresh decoction, which the herbal are boiled for 15 minutes to 60 minutes, (It is depends on necessary) and then strained and drunk 1-2 times daily.

Q: What are the benefits of drinking Chinese herbal in decoction?

A: This method allows the practitioner maximum flexibility in writing a prescription. They can put in just what is necessary in just the right amounts. The formula can be changed even on a daily basis if necessary and decoctions tend to be more patent then other means of administration.

Q: What are benefits of pills or powders?

A: Pills and powders are good for prolonged administration in the case of chronic disease where formulas do not have to be very potent or changed on a frequent basis. Pills and powders are also commonly used to considerate therapeutic results after a successful courses of the therapy with decoction.

Q: What is Chinese herbs good for?

A: Chinese herbal medicine treats the full range of human disease. It treats acute diseases, like intestinal flu and common cold , as well as chronic diseases, such as allergies, gynecological disorders, autoimmune diseases, chronic viral diseases, and degenerative diseases duo to aging. In particular, Chinese herbal medicine is especially good for promoting the body’s ability to heal and recuperate.

Q: Can children take Chinese herbs?

A: Yes, again. Pediatrics is a specialty within TCM and children can be given reduced dosages. There are also special prepared pediatric herb in pills, tea and powders form. Of course it need to be under your doctor care.

Q: How do I know what coverage for acupuncture treatment by my health insurance company ?

A: Either make phone call or go to website of your insurance company to check your plan, which benefit, coverage, deductible and co-payment.

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