The three main objectives of acupuncture at Total health are
- Relieve pain and other symptoms
- Strengthen the immune system
- Balance, and integrate functions of organs with eachother, making for a unified, healthy person.
Acupuncture has been studied for a wide range of pain conditions. such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache, low-back pain, menstrual cramps, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, and tennis elbow and many others.
People use acupuncture for various types of pain. Back pain is the most commonly reported use, followed by joint pain, neck pain, and headache. Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed correctly.
Acupuncture is considered safe when performed by an experienced practitioner using sterile needles. Relatively few complications from acupuncture have been reported. Serious adverse events related to acupuncture are rare. Additionally, there are fewer adverse effects associated with acupuncture than with many standard drug treatments (such as anti-inflammatory medication and steroid injections) used to manage painful musculoskeletal conditions.
NO! Typically acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, no bigger than a human hair or a piece of thread. Inserted properly by our skilled acupuncturist, the slender needle produces little or no sensation at all. First time patients are usually amazed at how comfortable they are during treatment.