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So What is Community Style Acupuncture?
What does acupuncture do? The purpose of acupuncture is to treat the whole patient and to restore balance between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.
How does acupuncture work? Meridians of energy (Qi) run in regular patterns throughout the body. An obstruction in these meridians can interrupt the flow of qi and blood which creates imbalance. Needle insertion at an acupuncture point can unblock these obstructions. The improved energy flow produced by acupuncture results in the stimulation of the body's natural healing abilities.
Does acupuncture hurt? Most patients say that there is little or no pain during and acupuncture treatment. Very fine, sterile, disposable needles are used. You may feel achy, warmth, pressure or tingling at the needle or in surrounding areas during the treatment. Those sensations are good!
What can acupuncture help with? Acupuncture treatments are used in the treatment of pain, headaches, digestive issues, sleep issues, addictions, stress/anxiety and depression (to name a few). Acupuncture treatments can also be used as preventative healthcare to strengthen your immune system.
What is ‘Community Style’? In this style of acupuncture, patients will be treated back to back and so the assessment is not as in depth. There will be 3 clients receiving treatment in the space simultaneously. Each client will have their own private space to rest. This allows for the acupuncturist to treat more people at a time and enables us to charge lower fees. Not only does this allow for costs to remain lower, but the healing energy of the group dynamic is beneficial as well.
How long is the treatment? You will fill out a brief intake in advance and have a short discussion about your condition before the treatment (about 10 minutes). You may then rest with the needles for 20-30 minutes. You should allow 45 minutes for the treatment.
What should I wear? Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
Other things to know:
Please make sure to eat a light snack at least 2 hrs prior to the treatment and be well-hydrated
If you feel uncomfortable at any point during the treatment let the acupuncturist know
Make sure to use the bathroom before the treatment begins