Questions

Questions

Time Constraint?

Please let us know if you need to be out by a certain time and we will be sure to accommodate you. In general if you open your eyes and give us a meaningful look we will come to ask if you if you need something, or if you are ready to leave ​.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

This is the most common question asked about acupuncture because many people associate any needle to the thick hypodermic needles used by doctors and dentists for injections. Acupuncture needles are about the thickness of a kitten's whisker, so they are not painfully invasive like an injection. 

After insertion, the practitioner will bring the needle to the appropriate depth. You will then usually feel a very unique sensation that can vary from tingling, to heaviness, to warmth, or nothing at all. Each person’s experience is different. Should you experience any discomfort, inform the practitioner, and they will adjust the needles accordingly. All needles are one time use, sterile and disposable. 

Can I receive Acupuncture if I am pregnant?

 Yes. Because there are some points that are contraindicated during pregnancy, it is important to inform your practitioner if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. 

Is having a massage after a treatment wise?

Yes. Having acupuncture first can help relax the body before massage allowing a more comfortable and effective massage

How can acupuncture be used with chiropractic ?

Acupuncture before chiropractic adjustment helps increase circulation and relax tight muscles for an easier adjustment. Acupuncture following an adjustment may help maintain an adjustment


Can I stop my medical doctor prescribed medications?

In the State of Oregon, an acupuncturist is not legally permitted to prescribe or adjust a patient’s medication. What we do find is that doctors are quite amenable after laboratory results are improved. 

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Who is a Candidate of Acupuncture?

Anyone looking for a natural approach to healing and overall wellness are candidates for traditional acupuncture. Those who are not eligible include those with hemophilia or contagious skin diseases. We take special precautions when working with those on blood-thinning medication or tend to bruise easily.  

Is "Qi" a Mystical Energy?

No. Qi is commonly known as "energy" by many within acupuncture circles and in the general public. This misfortunate concept based on a mistranslation, which can be traced back to the late 1920s by a French diplomat, Soulié de Morant. The correct translation of the ancient medical book of scrolls titled "Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic”, and written about 300 B.C. identifies "Qi" as blood. Within these texts, significant blood vessels and their inter-relationship with internal organs are identified. The scrolls covered anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapy and herbal medicine and written to provide a physiologically-based medical manual for physicians. Acupuncture is based on actual human anatomy and not an ‘energetic’ body.

For futher information regarding this subject I recommend a paper issued in  Journal of Chinese Medicine.Number 113.February 2017. pages 13-17. "A Review of the Ancient Concepts of Chinese Medicine". Robert K. Doane    Click on the green button below to download the pdf

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Hospital ER providing Acupuncture

Acupuncture is becoming available at conventional healthcare facilities because of scientifically proven results.