Answering your questions on acupuncture
Question: What problems can be treated by acupuncture?
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness for over 40 disorders. These include, but are not limited to:
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
colds and flus
urinary tract infections
carpal tunnel syndrome
Neurological and Psycho emotional Disorders
In addition, acupuncture has been used throughout Asia, Canada and the United States to treat hundreds of other problems.
Benefits of acupuncture may include:
Decrease in muscle recovery time
Homeostasis or regulatory effect
Are there any complications of acupuncture?
Complications may include, but are not limited to:
Pain - discomfort is usually minimal
Bleeding - bleeding may occur occasionally upon the removal of the needle, and is generally limited to 1 or 2 drops
Fainting - fainting or lightheadedness may occur before, during, or after the treatment; be sure to report these symptoms to your acupuncturist immediately
Infection - the risk of infection is very rare, as only sterile, disposable needles of high quality surgical steel are used and the area to be treated is swabbed before insertion of the needle
Pregnancy - treatment is not recommended in the first and third trimester, be sure to inform your acupuncturist if you think you are pregnant
Bruising - apply ice to the affected area after your appointment
Rest and relaxation after your appointment is highly recommended.
Drink lots of water after your acupuncture appointment and avoid strenuous exercise, caffeine and alcohol.