Are you looking for an experienced acupuncturist in the College Park, Lanham, and Berwyn Heights, MD area? Come to Express Healthcare today and meet our certified providers. You can experience relief from your chronic pain with our effective use of acupuncture. Our clinic can help diagnose, treat, and prevent a variety of common ailments. Acupuncture is one of the oldest, proven healing techniques available today. Not only can it help with pain relief, but some people report its positive effects when trying to adjust to new seasons and maintaining their overall wellness.
Acupuncture can also be useful for workplace health. Instead of giving your employees medication or even surgery for their illnesses and injuries, try acupuncture. It can be an incredibly effective treatment method to help them manage their chronic pain.
How does acupuncture work at your clinic? What does it do to the body to help improve someone’s health?
When you come to Express Healthcare for acupuncture, you will be led to a private room for your session. Once relaxed and ready to begin, our providers will use a set of very fine, sterile needs and place them just under the surface of your skin. The location of these needles is not random but are specific points on the body to stimulate those areas. Traditionally, these needles were used to release the flow of “energy” in your body. When that energy is released or realigned, it is supposed to maintain and support good health.
On the body, there are over twenty areas that our providers will use during an acupuncture session. The area an acupuncturist will focus on is determined by the symptoms a patient is experiencing. Talking with our providers before your session will help them focus in on what areas to concentrate on and correct any “energy imbalances.” Multiple studies have shown acupuncture to be a cost-effective way to treat a wide range of minor medical problems, such as minor back pain and some chronic pain.
Before your first session at our clinic, you will meet one on one with one our friendly providers. During that meeting, they will review your day to day behaviors, general health, lifestyle, and medical history. Together, you will discuss any ailments you are suffering from and how you are feeling emotionally. Once our provider has a complete picture of your health, it will be much easier for them to focus on areas of your body to work on so they can help you feel better. Please let our staff know about any medical conditions, medications, or any other treatments you are undergoing at this time. This information will ensure your acupuncture treatment is as effective as possible and will not cause any issues with any current medical treatment or medications you are taking.
Are there any side effects of acupuncture?
The entire acupuncture process is very safe. There are few if any known adverse side effects to acupuncture. Our highly trained providers will ensure you have an as pleasant experience as possible at our clinic.
Keep in mind your experience with acupuncture will likely be different than someone else’s. With that said, most patients do not report any pain during their session or at the very least, only slight discomfort. Acupuncture needles are very thin, and many do not feel a thing. Patients, depending on the nature of their treatment, often feel relaxed or energized when they leave.
The number of treatment sessions a patient will need depends on the ailments that are being treated and the overall health of the patient. Many will need several weeks of sessions to achieve the results they want. Some may need ongoing treatment to maintain results.