IS ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?
Each person’s experience is different. Common sensations include a feeling of heaviness around the needle insertion, an achiness, warmth, and a general feeling of sensation.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE A TREATMENT?
1. Be prepared to tell your acupuncturist your health concerns. This will help during evaluation to ensure your treatment is customized to address your issues.
2. Wear loose & comfortable clothing to your treatment.
3. Make sure you eat within three hours of your treatment.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A TREATMENT?
As part of your treatment, you will be evaluated by your acupuncturist. This involves answering questions regarding your health. Pain, eating and sleeping habits, your daily activity and other facets of your overall well-being will be discussed. In addition to the interview, two other diagnostics will be utilized. The acupuncturist will feel your pulse at the wrist on both arms and will look at your tongue. A reflection of your system is seen in both diagnostics. The tongue is the only muscle in the body that can be seen directly without skin. Its condition gives information about your entire system such as hydration level, muscle tone, etc.

IS ACUPUNCTURE EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING FOOT/HEEL PAIN?
Foot or heel pain can be initiated by many potential causes including plantar fasciitis, bone spurs, fallen arches, muscle imbalances in the leg, increased exercise, etc. Since each patient is unique, it is important to evaluate what precipitated and what is aggravating the condition. Many patients have seen a significant reduction in pain with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE DO FOR MESOTHELIOMA?
Both acupuncture and massage therapy are relaxing and can be beneficial for relieving or reducing pain and stress from various ailments, including Mesothelioma.

 

 
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