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Frecuently Asked Questions

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive medical system that has been in practice for more than 2000 years to identify or diagnose, treat and prevent multiple diseases and conditions. It offers natural, safe, and effective therapies and cures for many diseases with fewer side- effects.

When people think of Traditional Chinese Medicine, they often think of Acupuncture, but this is a narrow idea. Traditional Chinese Medicine employs much different intervention therapeutic modalities which are used separately or in combination and include medicinals or herbs, moxibustion or caloric stimulation of acupuncture points, Acupuncture, cupping therapy, Tuīná medical massage, dietary therapy, and Qigong.

What can acupuncture treat?

Although acupuncture is best known for its ability to treat chronic as well as acute painful conditions, acupuncture can treat many other diseases and conditions. The Word Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) has condoned the use of acupuncture as an alternative to conventional western medicine to treat a considerable number of disorders with a high-level of efficacy. Please click the links below to see their publications.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

How many visits you will need varies from person to person and case to case. Each patient is unique and all depend on your condition (s); the more acute a problem, the faster the results. Long lasting conditions may take a while to resolve. Typically, you will be asked to come in twice, if not three times a week for 3-4 weeks until positive change is well underway and then treatments are tapered accordingly. In some instances, you will receive instructions for a particular dietary recommendation, Qigong exercises or other activities that may seem unrelated to your condition(s), but they are indeed part of your customized treatment, we encourage you to be involved in your own treatment and follow those adjuvant recommendations as this will enhance and further your healing.

Once progress becomes apparent you may not need to come as frequently. For general health and wellbeing, it is advisable to have four treatments a year coinciding with the seasonal changes.

How do I make the best out of my acupuncture treatment?

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What to do if I need to cancel my appointment?

We will  appreciate if you provide us with at least a 24 business hours notice if you are not able to come for your scheduled appointment. By doing so, it’ll allow us to use your allotted time to schedule another patient.