What is a treatment like?
Treatments may last as little as one minute or as long as five minutes. (Needle acupuncture may take much longer – approximately 15-30 minutes). The total number of treatments varies from 4-18 depending on the body’s natural healing rate and the severity or chronicity of the problem. Generally, the less severe the condition, the fewer treatments required.
Results can be quite rapid and some people notice a feeling of wellbeing or decrease of pain after one or two treatments. More than 80% of people will respond positively to Laser treatment. The golden rule is – Healing Takes Time!
How often will I need be treated?
Everyone is different. In significant problems we may treat a person daily for three visits. Then twice a week for several weeks is usually sufficient to build on the natural healing response. We will prescribe a schedule tailored to your condition.
How do I know if acupuncture can help me?
The best way to find out is to have a trial of at least 4 treatments. If a person has a fear of needles, then low power laser will be used instead.
In our clinic we only use the finest Japanese needles, which are disposable. They are extremely fine in diameter, and 3-4 can fit within a hypodermic needle.
Please remember to try acupuncture before having any cortisone injections. This is because acupuncture will not work for approximately 18 months after having a cortisone injection. This is due to the alteration of the body’s natural healing responses caused by corticosteroids.
We find that stubborn health problems often respond well to a combined approach using chiropractic, soft tissue therapy and acupuncture. We pride ourselves in working with people who have ‘tried everything else’, but with little or no results.