Vital Essence Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Inc.

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122A - 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2B2

Office: (403) 524-2929  Email: vitalessenceacupuncture@gmail.com

FIND HEALTH & HAPPINESS, NATURALLY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE

& TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)

WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?

The World Health Organization (WHO), the health branch of the United Nations, lists more than 200 conditions for which acupuncture may be used. Below lists some of  these conditions:



The Traditional Chinese Medicine Philosophy is that we all have a system of channels or meridians, which flow throughout our body distributing Qi, also known as our body’s vital energy, to surrounding tissues. When there is an obstruction to our flow of Qi or an imbalance to our yin or yang, health problems arise. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine aim to aid the flow of Qi in the body by eliminating blockages and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal. In turn this can promote health, happiness, and longevity of the physical, psychological and spiritual body.

Generally speaking, Acupuncture should not hurt or cause pain. With that being said, you may experience a dull ache, tingling, or a heat sensation. The initial insertion of the needle will occasionally have the more sensation, but the sensation felt  is not even comparable to a bug bite, and should pass immediately after. The Acupuncturist may manipulate the needles to achieve better treatment results and you may then feel vague numbness, heaviness, or dull ache. At no time should you have any sensation that is beyond your tolerance level. If you do, inform your Acupuncturist right away. After the Acupuncture Treatment a vast majority of clients report a sense of well-being, almost euphoric.

DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?

IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?

Yes, Acupuncture is safe, when it is preformed by a qualified Registered Acupuncturist. Don’t hesitate to ask If you have any questions about the Acupuncturist qualifications. The College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta is the governing body of all Acupuncturists in Alberta. On their website you will find a link of all the Professional Registered Acupuncturists in Alberta.

The needles used for Acupuncture are fine, sterile, disposable, single use, stainless steel implements. There is virtually no adverse effects or complications because it is an all natural, drug free therapy.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT TO VITAL ESSENCE ACUPUNCTURE?

Your initial visit generally lasts 60 minutes. Your Acupuncturist will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with a unique treatment plan. During your first visit your Acupuncturist will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a variety of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep patterns, emotional state, and anything that may offer insight into your health. Your Practitioner will then employ diagnostic tools, that are unique to acupuncture and TCM such as Tongue and Pulse diagnosis.

HOW MANY ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

This all depends on the person and the related issue. These factors can be based on duration of the issue, how long it’s been left without treatment, the age of the patient, and the severity. Some other factors may come into play depending on the situation. The Registered Acupuncturist will assess the patient and from there come up with a wellness plan. Generally, it’s about 6-10 treatments to see success, but within the first few treatments the patient should notice a difference in their chief complaint and their overall feeling.


HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?