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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the Chinese medical practice of inserting needles into specific points on the body to promote health and combat disease, thereby balancing Qi (pronounced “chee”), a subtle energy that circulates via energy channels called meridians. Practiced for over 3000 years, each acupuncture point has a specific purpose and function with a predictable result.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Unlike needles used to give injections, acupuncture needles are extremely fine, approximately the diameter of a single human hair and are designed to enter the skin with the least resistance. For your protection, Cassandra uses only single-use, sterile, disposable needles. Acupuncture treatments involve little or no pain, and are usually quite relaxing. You can expect to feel a light tingling, a feeling of heaviness, warmth, or numbness at the acupuncture site.

How Quickly Will I Respond?

Everyone is different!

Acute problems like a sore throat can often be resolved in a single session. With chronic problems, Cassandra is accustomed to seeing significant results within 4-6 treatments. Typically, she re-evaluates patients on their 4th visit, to confirm her treatment plan is working. The total number of treatments depends on numerous factors including:

  • Severity of a person’s condition
  • How long the condition has existed
  • Patient’s overall health, energy & motivation