Acupuncture Los Angeles, Acupuncture Santa Monica
What is acupuncture and what is its background?
In the world of Pain Management Treatments, acupuncture represents one of the oldest and most effective methods of achieving pain relief. Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago. Modern research looking at acupuncture Los Angeles has shown the treatment to be exceptionally effective for many conditions including back and neck pain, sciatica, headaches, along with many other conditions.
Acupuncture is based on a very old diagnostic system known as Qi. The treatment has the effect of decreasing inflammation and pain along with increasing range of motion and blood flow.
It also can reduce the nausea associated with chemotherapy medications, and decrease anxiety as well. Another thing that acupuncture helps with is decreasing muscle spasms, and with this treatment it has a similar effect as trigger point injections.
Modern Los Angeles acupuncture sometimes includes the use of electrical stimulation combined with the needles. This helps often times to enhance the treatment effects of acupuncture.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
Along with the treatments mentioned, acupuncture can also treat an extensive array of other bodily problems. The World Health Organization has published the following list of over 40 disorders that acupuncture treats well.
What should I expect with Los Angeles acupuncture treatment?
When your initial visit to the acupuncture provider, the practitioner will perform a history and physical exam to come up with your acupuncture treatment plan. This initial visit typically takes an hour or two depending on how complicated your pain situation is.
The follow up appointments should take less time. Acupuncture will be performed on the initial visit and you may be prescribed herbs if appropriate for your condition.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture is not painful. The needles are extremely thin and will smoothly go into the body. There may be slight pressure or a bit of warmth during the needling, but it is nothing even close to a hypodermic needle as you may be familiar with on a blood draw.
Your Los Angeles Acupuncture specialist has treated hundreds, if not thousands of patients successfully by relieving pain, not causing you more pain!
How should I prepare for my acupuncture treatment?
Be sure to wear loose fitting clothes with sleeves or pant legs that can easily be rolled up. Most pain conditions can be treated using extremity treatments. This is often below the elbows or below the knees.
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