What will I experience with acupuncture?
People are often surprised and pleased at how relaxed and comfortable they feel during and after an acupuncture treatment. For acute situations, patients often feel some relief almost immediately, and generally several treatments are prescribed to allow the patient to remain symptom-free between visits. For chronic problems, it is helpful to combine modalities such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, and nutritional changes. Multiple modalities will generally yield more complete results because several aspects of the body are addressed at one time. This includes emotional, structural, muscular, and internal functions of the body. Chronic or severe medical conditions require more frequent treatments in the beginning, and may take a longer time to resolve. Herbal medicine and/or supplements may be prescribed to fully resolve the condition.