Every time someone walks in the room they ask the same 3 questions.
What is it?
Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of hair thin needles at very specific points, causing the body to release chemicals and hormones that help the body regulate itself and regain homeostasis. All needles are sterile, single-use and approved by the FDA. It is natural, safe and effective.
How does it work?
There are many different theories as to how Acupuncture works. One theory postulates that it stimulates the Central Nervous System (the brain and spinal cord) to enable the body to heal itself. This may happen in a myriad of ways including triggering a release of neurotransmitters, opioids and enhancing endocrine function.
Does it hurt?
Many people are interested in Acupuncture and they hear it works, but they usually think of needles. Most people don’t like needles. However, Acupuncture is typically pain free. The needles used are much finer than a hypodermic needle, which is the needle you get when you have your blood drawn or receive a shot. In fact about 15 -20 Acupuncture needles fit into 1 hypodermic needle.
Typically a patient will feel a tingling, numbness or a slight sensation at the site of insertion. We call this obtaining a Patient’s Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’).
The most common response to Acupuncture is relaxation and a sense of well being.
Acupuncture is used in the treatment of many medical conditions.
Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sieberg to see if it is right for you.