Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative treatment and an element of age-old Chinese medical practices in which fine needles are placed into the skin. The objective is to ease a medical problem or symptom, such as pain.

How does Acupuncture work?

There are two theories:

  • Conventional theory: It aims to heal by releasing the blockage and reestablishing Qi flow.
  • Western theory: activating sensory neurons beneath the layer of skin and muscles causes the body to produce natural compounds like pain-relieving endorphins.


What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

Some conditions can benefit from acupuncture:

  • Low back pain: It is a complementary medicine that reduces pain.
  • Migraine:  it is safe, economical therapy for migraines.
  • High blood pressure: It has been used to treat hypertension.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: It is safe and helpful as a supplement to decrease the severity of tender joints.
  • In cancer patients: It has been demonstrated to lessen fatigue related to cancer, dry mouth, lymph node swelling, sleep issues.
  • Psychological conditions: insomnia, anxiety, and depression may benefit from it.


What are the side effects of Acupuncture?
  • Pain at the insertion site.
  • Bleeding or bruising.
  • Feeling unwell.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Nerve injury.
  • Infections from contaminated needles.
  • Disease transmission if needles are reused – hepatitis, HIV, etc.
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