by Stephen Zhao O.M.D.,L.Ac.
Acupuncture removes the obstruction in the body channels and
eventually there is recovery from the illness. There are no side effects In
general, acupuncture causes minimal pain. It is not as painful as hypodermic
needle injection because acupuncture needle are very fine. The pain produced
is similar to a ”mosquito bite”. Most cases present no incidence of bleeding
once the needles are removed. The exception is when subcutaneous blood vessels
are pricked. This causes a minute amount maybe leaving a bruise. The purpura
will shortly disappear within a week leaving no scars or marks.
|Acupuncture is an important
part of traditional Chinese medicine. It is a therapy which has extensive
indications, and fantastic effects Chinese medicine theory says that there
are systems of channels which spread all over the body. These channels
connect with internal and external organs and external limbs. This makes
the human body into a whole. When illness occurs, acupuncture reaches
the illness through these channels by ”Sign”.The sign usage through acupuncture
therapy balances Yin-Yang and adjusts Chi- blood.
Acupuncture can cause some feelings of numbness,
or tingling sensations. Sometimes, the sensation may be painful, but these
are normal as a part of the effectiveness of the treatment. The more sensation
or sensitivity the patient exhibits, the better the results. Acupuncture
causes relatively very few complications. Dizziness occasionally occurs,
but this is due to nervousness on the patients part, or it could
be their hunger or their health status. They may be physically weak. If
there is dizziness, the patient lays down and drinks some sugar water.
We recommend that patients eat prior to receiving an acupuncture treatment.
We encourage you to relax and comply with the physician’s instructions
During the treatment we ask that you remain motionless while the needles
are inserted and also while they are in place during the treatment.
||This reduces pain and/or
the breaking or bending of the needles. Acupuncture is an effective therapy
in which there are immediate results. We hope you will consider this ancient
Traditional Chinese Medical Treatment as an alternative. It will assist
you in maintaining and restoring optimal health.
Stephen Zhao O.M.D. Page 1 08/24/98