Q: What is Chinese Medicine good for?
A: It's good for you.
Chinese Medicine can also treat
Skin disease, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, urticaria
Gastro-intestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, ulcerative colitis
Gynecological conditions, including pre-menstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis, infertility
Hepatitis and HIV: some promising results have been obtained for treatment of Hepatitis C, and supportive treatment may be beneficial in the case of HIV
Chronic fatigue syndromes, whether with a background of viral infection or in other situations
Respiratory conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, and chronic coughs, allergic and perennial rhinitis and sinusitis
Rheumatically conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
Urinary conditions including chronic cystitis
Diabetes, including treatment and prevention
Psychological problems (e.g. depression, anxiety)
Q: Will I feel the needles?
A: Acupuncture needles are not at all like the chisel pointed hollow
needles used for invections or blood draws. Acupuncture
needles are so fine that the prick of the needle
as it goes through the skin is barely felt. When the needle
reaches the required depth and touches the flow of qi in the
channel, a very remarkable thing happens. ‘When the qi is
obtained, it is like a fish that has taken the bait’ and ‘When
the qi arrives it is like a flock of birds or the breeze in the
waving millet’ are classical descriptions of the experience felt
simultaneously by the patient and, less strongly, by the
practitioner. This is a distinctive sensation which is often described as
a dull ache or a tingling and can sometimes be felt along the
pathway of the channel. This sensation is known as ‘de qi’
and indicates to both practitioner and patient that the point
has been accurately located. The sensation only lasts for a
second or two, even if the needles are left in for some time.
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Q: Do you have a sliding scale?
A: YES! Now Acupuncture and Herbs is proud to offer treatment in a community based setting for reduced rates.