Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture For All: Community Acupuncture Baltimore
How much treatment will I need?
Treatment depends on the type, duration, and severity of your health issues. To be effective, acupuncture requires a series of closely-spaced consistent treatments. You cannot evaluate progress after only 1 or 2 treatments.
Short term (acute) issues may require 2-3 treatments per week for 2-4 weeks.
Longer term (chronic) issues may require 2-3 treatments per week for 3-10 weeks before you see consistent progress.
Severe symptoms or pain may require 3-4 treatments in your first week.
Acupuncture has many positive “side effects” like improved mood, energy, sleep, and mental concentration.
How does Acupuncture work?
The individual acu-points that make up the acupuncture pathways cover the entire body similar to the circulatory system and nervous system. Each of these points, when activated by a thin needle, has a distinct effect on the muscles, joints, systems and organs of the body. Some points are used to reduce pain and speed healing while others may strengthen the immune system, digestive or respiratory system.
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Current Research on Conditions Treated by Acupuncture
•Bone, Muscle, Joint, Pain: arthritis (2), neck and shoulder pain, back pain, lower back , bursitis carpal tunnel, elbow pain, foot pain, orthopedic bone conditions,