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Traditional Chinese Medicine Offers at Acupuncture Greensboro NC

Acupuncture Greensboro specializes in Traditional Chinese Method or TCM, including acupuncture. We offer various natural and non-invasive treatments that optimize a patient’s health and promote self-healing.

TCM Greensboro

Acupuncture Greensboro NC

TCM in Acupuncture Greensboro is a holistic approach involving acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines to address a patient’s health and wellness concerns.

Acupuncture

This is the practice of inserting thin, sterile needles into the skin to stimulate pressure points of the body. Penetrating needles in the pressure points is believed to allow energy to flow more freely. These pressure points are believed to be connected by pathways where energy moves. When the flow of energy is disrupted, a person experiences pain or falls sick.

Acupuncture is proven effective in treating musculoskeletal and neurological problems. Instead of needles, however, we also use other forms of stimulation alone or in conjunction with needles to enhance the effects. The need for another stimulant depends on the patient’s condition.

Though acupuncture is safe, it is not for everyone. Before seeking help from an acupuncturist, patients should first consult with their primary physicians or health care providers. Acupuncture is an alternative treatment not to be used to replace conventional care.

This treatment is also contraindicated to people with pacemakers, primarily if mild electrical impulses will be used as a stimulant. These can directly affect the function of the pacemaker. In addition, pregnant or lactating women should also be cautious as some stimulants stimulate labor which may result in premature delivery. Finally, patients with bleeding disorders and taking blood thinners should avoid acupuncture. Their chances of bleeding or bruising may increase when they go through this procedure.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Products

Chinese herbal medicines in powder, lotion, paste, or tablet forms are prescribed in conjunction with other alternative treatments to restore balance in the body. When these are prescribed, the practitioner may also advise on some dietary changes. This is mainly done when the herbal products need to be digested.

Studies have shown that Chinese herbal medicines can treat various disorders, particularly gastrointestinal and gynecological disorders. However, these plant-based medications can be quite potent. As with acupuncture, people have to be cautious about taking any Chinese herbal concoctions. Some may be toxic when taken in high doses. Others could cause allergic reactions.

What to expect on your initial visit:

On your first visit, expect to fill out a form that requires you to input your personal details, health history, symptoms, and lifestyle. This is followed by detailed examinations of parts of your body like your tongue or areas where you are currently experiencing pain or discomfort. These assessment techniques allow the acupuncturist to develop a care plan that is right for you.

Before the treatment, your acupuncturist will inform you of the findings and the procedure. You will be told which part of your body will be treated. The acupuncturist may ask you to remove some clothing to make the site accessible. A gown or towel will be provided for your privacy.

To begin the acupuncture, you will be asked to lie on a treatment table. Once you are comfortable, the acupuncturist will start stimulating specific acupoints by inserting sterilized needles into your skin. On average, 5 to 20 needles may be used. Most patients do not report any discomfort. However, there are a few who mentioned feeling a mild aching sensation. The needles are left in place for about 10-20 minutes before they are removed.

Book an appointment with Acupuncture Greensboro.

Acupuncture Greensboro offers a variety of safe, natural, and non-invasive alternative treatment methods to improve your health and wellness. If interested, call us on the number provided on this page.