Most people have heard of acupuncture, the ancient Chinese method of healing, but many don’t realize how many issues acupuncture can help treat. Today, we’ll help answer some of the most common questions we’ve heard from our clients about this effective and unique treatment.
What is acupuncture exactly?
Simply put, this important method from traditional Chinese medicine uses tiny needles to manipulate the body’s energy flow to restore balance. Each of these pressure points can use the nerves, connective tissues, and muscles to boost the body’s natural pain-relieving or healing processes.
What does acupuncture treat?
This effective method can help treat many conditions, such as pain, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and much more, as well as helps to regulate blood pressure and boost immunity.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Everyone’s body is different, so everyone experiences acupuncture differently. Generally, the needles used are so thin that most clients don’t even feel them or notice only slight initial discomfort. Because the method stimulates your body’s energy, the energizing or relaxing effect of acupuncture usually significantly outweighs any issues from the needle insertion.
Are there different types of acupuncture?
Yes, acupuncture is an ancient healing method with many specialties. At Helen’s Haven, we practice traditional acupuncture but also specialize in electro-acupuncture, or EAM, which blends traditional concepts with electricity use to control the production of powerful neurotransmitters and neuropeptides like GABA, serotonin, dopamine, and other natural substances to treat pain and other issues.
How do I know if acupuncture is the right integrative medspa method for me?
Acupuncture helps treat a wide variety of conditions, so it’s important to first consult with one of the experts at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa to see if acupuncture is the right method for you. Schedule your consultation appointment today and our medical spa experts will help assess your individual needs and develop the most effective treatment plan for you.
Schedule your consultation appointment today at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa and find out how acupuncture and other treatment methods can work as an integrated solution for your needs. Call us at 808-739-0400 today to book your consultation, or download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments from your mobile device. You’ll find us at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.