What is Acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture is one of several ancient Chinese medical procedures. It helps relieve pain and treat diseases by restoring the normal flow of Qi energy through the body.
A typical acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to promote healing by bring the body back to harmony.
What Therapeutic Effect Does Acupuncture Have?
Acupuncture regulates the body’s Qi (vital energy), strengthens one’s immunity, and unblocks the meridian system. World Health Organization (WHO) also recognizes acupuncture’s therapeutic effects for 63 widely varying conditions, such as pain syndromes, stroke, hypertension and rheumatic diseases.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
" I had knee pain for past 5 years, I seek help from GP, specialist, chiropractor, nothing helps. A friend then introduced me Oak Health Chinese Medicine, I did acupuncture and took some Chinese medication and to my surprise the pain reduced significantly after 2 treatments. Very thankful to have found oak health."
- Michael. K
What Do I Feel During The Treatment?
We use sterile, single-use, disposable acupuncture needles. You may experience slight discomfort upon insertion when the needle pierces through the skin; however, most people find it very tolerable. As the needle reaches acupoint, you may notice achiness, tingling, fullness, and heaviness, which are referred to as “needling sensations”. The duration varies greatly from person to person. It can last anywhere from a few seconds to a day, and still be considered normal.
Any Possible Side Effects After Acupuncture?
Side effects of acupuncture are rare. Occasionally, local petechiae (minor subcutaneous bleeding) and local allergic reaction occur at site of needling. Subcutaneous bleeding can present as small bruise, which generally doesn’t require medical attention. Needle marks, small red dots or blotches usually subside spontaneously as well.
Fatigue, achiness and fullness are normal responses to acupuncture and usually only last for a day or two. If symptoms of needle fainting (vasodepressor syncope of reflex fainting during acupuncture therapy) occur during the session, please speak to your physician.
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