Q & A

Q1– What is Acupuncture and What Does it do ?
A– It’s a form of traditional Chinese Medicine. It aims to correct imbalances of energy or “chi,” in the body.
To correct imbalance of energy (“chi,”) , we use very fine stainless-steel needles to stimulate the body’s 14 major energy-carrying channels, or “meridians.”
In addition, acupuncture may curb pain by boosting the amount of natural pain killers your body makes, called endorphins.

Q2– What Conditions Might it Help Treat?
A– Acupuncture may be part of the treatment for chronic or acute pain, such as : Arthritis, low back, neck, or muscle pain, pain after surgery.
It also may adapt for the Internal Didese like vertigo, menstrual pain, autonomic imbalance and so on.
The world Health Organization recognizes about 30 medical problems, ranging from allergies to pain, that can be helped by acupuncture treatment [see details].

Q3 –Does Acupuncture Hurt?
A –No. You may feel a slight prick when the needle is inserted, but it is much less than the prick you feel during a shot, since the needles are much thinner.
You may feel a heaviness, numbness or tingling, after the needles have been put in. Almost all patients sleep during the time the needles stay in place for several tens of minutes.
As sensitivity for acupuncture varies from person to person, we adapt the amount of stimulations to suit you, so you don’t feel any soreness or any uncomfortable feelings.

Q4–What Are the Advantages of it?
A–It’s a drug-free way to ease pain. You can’t get addicted to it.We can immediately see how you respond and make any changes as needed.
By moving the energy, it stimulates a part of the body which hasn’t been active. By doing so, acupuncture helps create the balance for body and soul.

Q5–Will My Health Insurance Policy Cover it?
A–Some insurance companies will pay for this treatment so check with your plan. But we don’t deal with Japanese health insurance.

Q6–How Often Should I Get Acupuncture?
A–It depends on your condition and how well it works for you. In the case of chronic diseases, it may take time to do a treatment as people who suffered a long time from it may usually take several treatments before feeling a benefit, so please plan to come at least 5 times. If there is a strong pain, you are advised to not leave an interval of more than one week until the next treatment. After the symptoms improve, you have to gradually extend your treatment time. When the physical condition improves and what the effect of the needles has been, you will be able to judge for yourself. We believe it’s important for you to manage yourself in this way.

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