Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine which believes that the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced "chee") through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.
The patient will be asked to lie down on their back, front, or one side, depending on where the needles are to be inserted. The acupuncturist should use single-use, disposable, sterile needles. As each needle is inserted, the patient may feel a very brief stinging or tingling sensation.After the needle is inserted, there is occasionally a dull ache at the base of the needle that then subsides. Acupuncture is usually relatively painless
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body, to various depths
Seniors First has partnered with doctors who specialize in acupuncture and provide treatment in their centers. Acupuncture is used to help treat conditions like: