What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is part of the Chinese Traditional Medicine. It is an ancient system of healing and has been continuously refined during its 4500 year history. Today it is widely practiced in the West. The popularity is growing over the time. In New Zealand, ACC spent $24 million on acupuncture in 2014 compared to $4.4m in the past decade.
Why does Acupuncture works better then pain killer?
Anti-inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen are commonly used to manage pain and inflammation related to musculoskeletal disorders. The concern is that in trying to control swelling with drugs, we may actually impede the bodies' natural response to heal. There are also potential side effects that can occur from anti-inflammatory agents such as stomach ulcer, kidney failure and increase risk of heart attack.
How many treatments?
The number of treatments can vary: 3 to 6 treatments for acute conditions; usually 10 or more treatments for chronic conditions. In short, the sooner you have the treatment, the less treatment you need. If you are covered by ACC, in general 10 to 16 treatments are given depends on your GP diagnosis.
When can I go for acupuncture after injury?
It is always a good practice to visit GPs first because for severe injury which you often need to have x-ray done. Otherwise, the sooner you have the acupuncture done, the less treatment you will require because prolonged inflammation encourages formation of scar tissues which is more stubborn to treat. It is absolutely good idea to have acupuncture after surgery because it is not only help to recover faster but also help to gain back the range of movement closed to what it was naturally.
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture FAQ
Why by putting needles on your face helps to improve the skin condition?
To add a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.The insertion of tiny needles into the facial tissue increases blood and lymphatic circulation in the area which will improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.
Why Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture is the best option for facial rejuvenation?
What happens during a treatment?
What does the acupuncture feel like?
You will not feel most of the needles being inserted. With some of the needles you may feel a small prick when the needle is first inserted, once the needle is in place you will feel no pain at all. People often report feeling a pleasant warm, tingling sensation, and many people relax and go to sleep during treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
For best results twice weekly treatments over 8 weeks are recommended. This very much depends on your current skin conditions and age, women below 30 years old may require less treatment.
How soon can I expect to see results?
With each treatment you will notice your face looks fresher, your skin tone is tighter, your pores are minimized and your eyes sparkle. Softening of lines generally begins after 4 -5 weeks of treatment, as this is how long it takes for new collagen to be produced and for your skin cells to be renewed.
Are there any risks or side effects? Can anyone have Cosmetic Acupuncture?
The main side effect is looking and feeling great especially from the body acupuncture, it relax your body and improve your energy level. There is small risk of slight bruising that will fade as a normal bruise would fade. For this reason Cosmetic Acupuncture is not recommended for those on blood thinning medications such as Warfarin, Heparin and Aspirin. Cosmetic Acupuncture is also not suitable for those with very high blood pressure, severe migraines (we can treat these 2 conditions effectively with body acupuncture first before any cosmetic acupuncture), or during pregnancy.
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