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Acupuncture FAQ

St. Louis Acupuncture FAQ

St. Louis Acupuncture FAQ

How many acupuncture points are present in your body?

In a human body, there are over 2,000 acupuncture points. These points are believed to connect 14 different pathways in the body. These channels are called meridians through which the energy “Qi” of the body flows.

How long will an acupuncture treatment last?

Depending on the condition that you are seeking treatment for, your practitioner will decide the length of your sessions and duration of the treatment. The general session is 20 minutes long i.e. the needles will stay inside your body for that period.

What conditions does WHO recommend acupuncture for?

There is a list of conditions that WHO recommends, so if you have any one of these, it is safe for you tundergo acupuncture treatment. Some include:

  • Various neurological disorders
  • A few types of eye disorders
  • Mouth cavity or a few mouth disorders
  • Respiratory issues
  • Bronchopulmonary diseases
  • Different types of gastrointestinal disorders
  • A few orthopedic disorders

Acupuncture St. Louis, Missouri is one of the places that offer treatments for all these conditions.

How is an infection controlled by acupuncturists?

There are laws in place that do not permit acupuncturists to reuse needles. The needles that are usedneed to be sterile and disposable so that after one use, they can be thrown away.

Do I need to come back if the symptoms are gone?

If you are not suffering from the condition that was prevalent before and you are sure the symptoms are all gone, it is safe to assume you have been treated thoroughly and do not need to continue with acupuncture.

Will the needle pricking hurt?

Most people do not feel a thing when the needles are inserted into the skin. There are a few people who will feel a little Qi sensation when the needle is inserted, but that does not cause any pain and will be gone almost as instantly as it came.

Does acupuncture have any side effects?

Acupuncture has a very low rate of side effects, so the chances of your having an adverse reaction are next to none.