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How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture uses the insertion of hair-thin, sterile needles into specific point on the body to activate special receptors which communicate with the central nervous, endocrine and cardiovascular systems resulting in the release of natural pain-killing substances and dilation of blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrient-rich blood, hormones and immune factors to sick areas of the body.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments needed depends on a few factors. It depends on the condition, how chronic the condition is and how quickly an individual heals. Often there is relief within the first 3 sessions, however 5-12 sessions are recommended for lasting change.  After the condition has resolved, regular monthly treatments are recommended to maintain health. 

What does acupuncture feel like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine. Therefore it may be beneficial in the treatment of most conditions. Acupuncture is most widely used for pain, but can be applied to disorders related to digestion, reproduction, gynecology, immune system, emotions, psychology, addictions, smoking cessation, chemotherapy side effects, dermatology, weight control, and eye, ear, nose and throat.

How long does each treatment take?

The initial evaluation and treatment is 1 hour, follow-up treatments are 45 minutes. Facial acupuncture treatments are 1 hour. 

Acupuncture Beauty Boutique

180 S Broadway Ste 300
White Plains, New York 10605

(914) 354-0333