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How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments depends on the type of illness or discomfort. Other variables including the age and health of patient, and the length of illness, are also factors. In some cases an improvement can be seen after the first treatment. For other conditions, it may take several treatments before an improvement can be seen.

Symptoms of cold and flu or soreness in the body may only need one treatment. Whereas dealing with the effects of stroke would be different. In this example a twelve course treatment may be appropriate.

Our patients come to us, often as a last resort. All other options have been exhausted. For these situations ten treatments is common.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It involves the stimulation of specific acupoints in the body to correct imbalances in the flow of Qi (pronounced 'chee') or life energy flowing through the body's meridians. While acupuncture is most commonly associated with the insertion of thin solid needles into the skin, skilled practitioners typically employ a range of additional techniques including moxibustion (the burning of herbs) and cupping (the placement of suction cups on the skin).

Do the Acupuncture Pins Hurt & Is it safe?

Acupuncture pins are hair thin. In fact, they are thinner than a Cat's Whiskers. You will usually feel a little sting when the pins are inserted.

After the insertion of the acupuncture pins you will feel a very unique sensation. Each person may experience different sensations, but the most common sensations: heaviness, tingling, numbness, aching, soreness, warmth or nothing at all. Should you experience any discomfort, inform the Acupuncturist and they will adjust the pins accordingly. When performed by a trained licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe. Only sterile and disposable pins are used here at Long Life Health

With Acupuncture you get SIDE BENEFITS not side effects!