What Is Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points in the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing. Here's what you can expect from an acupuncture session:

1. Initial consultation: During your first visit, the acupuncturist will conduct a thorough consultation to understand your medical history, current symptoms, and goals for treatment. They may ask questions about your lifestyle, diet, and emotional well-being.

2. Treatment plan: Based on the initial consultation, the acupuncturist will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. This may include the frequency and duration of sessions required for optimal results.

3. Needle insertion: The acupuncturist will place thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on your body. These points may be near the area of discomfort or along energy pathways known as meridians. The needles are typically left in place for 15-30 minutes.