1. What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
Pain in any area, muscle stiffness or tension, tendinitis, weight loss, natural facial botox, arthritis, headaches, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, sports injury, skin disorders including eczema, digestive problems, insomnia, fertility, smoking cessation, and addiction
2. Does acupuncture hurt?
This is the most common question asked. The answer is no not really. It feels like someone lightly pinching your skin for a split second and that is it. Overcoming the fear of needles is 95% of the battle. Treatment is performed on adults and adolescents daily.
3. How do I overcome the fear of needles?
Everyone including tattoo artists are afraid of needles. It’s completely natural. Here are some facts to help: 1. Needle insertion is very quick and performed with exceptionally sharp stainless steel. 2. The needles are very small with approximately 8 fitting into the tip of a standard hypodermic needle. 3. In many cases Dr. Tsing only uses one needle for target treatment. This is a rare practice he has developed over his 30 years of experience.
4. What are the side effects of acupuncture?
Very few patients incur side effects because they begin receiving relief and the benefits almost immediately. In more chronic cases light headedness, muscle twitching, and minor soreness are the reported side effects.
5. Can acupuncture make symptoms worse?
The initial treatments can in some cases produce what appears to be a worsening condition. The reality is the treatment is essentially boosting the natural immune response to an ailment or dormant condition that is now surfacing. Talk with the doctor and stay with the treatment plan and this rarely becomes an issue.
6. Does acupuncture work immediately?
Watch for these signs: 1 Pain is gone 2. Improved awareness and mental acuity 3. Sound undisturbed sleep 4. Lower stress level 5. More energy 6. Clear skin. Acupuncture is a natural process that stimulates the pituitary gland and puts the immune system into overdrive balancing heat and energy across our body. In many cases patients feel immediate results and receive treatment benefit without a treatment plan. In other more chronic cases, patients require extra time for the process to be effect.
7. How many acupuncture sessions are required to improve my condition?
The average number of treatment sessions is 6-12 once or twice weekly for 30-60 minutes. Some patients only require 1 or 2 sessions depending on the severity of the condition, age, goal (if weight loss/addiction/smoking are considered).
8. How long does each session take?
9. What are the risks of acupuncture?
The risk factors are very low overall and Dr. Tsing has treated patients world-wide for 30+ years. In comparison to pharmaceutical medicine side effects and surgery the risk vs. reward factor is nonexistent. There are mountains of medical research available to support this.
10. Can I drive myself to and from my appointment?
Most people are very happy, calm and relaxed after their treatment because the body is healing itself through the immune system as well as restoring balance to each targeted organ internally. Some people feel a bit tired or sleepy simply because they are so relaxed after treatment. This is perfectly normal and does not inhibit driving.