Phonexay Lala Simon Acupuncture

Phonexay Lala Simon Acupuncture

Phonexay Lala Simon Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine


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Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient medical system based on a few fundamental philosophies: Balance Qi and Blood, Balance Yin and Yang, and Balance how the individual interacts with their environment

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How Does Acupuncture work?

In conventional terms, acupuncture helps with the following:

  • Promotes circulation
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Calms the central nervous system
  • Promotes water metabolism
  • Stimulates the body’s natural painkillers

In achieving these biological events, acupuncture effectively helps alleviate most conditions such as acute or chronic pain, digestive symptoms, insomnia, anxiety, and other many other issues.

Even side effects from other medical treatments can be alleviated to various degrees by acupuncture. And, acupuncture can actually improve the efficacy of other medical treatments by supporting the function of that drug. Acupuncture can also be utilized to promote healing from surgical procedures with fewer complications.

Does Acupuncture HURT?

Acupuncture is actually a very pleasant experience. The acupuncture needles are hair thin (some are even thinner) and are inserted quickly through a guide tube so that they bypass most pain receptors on the skin. Once inserted, the acupuncturist will insert deeper into the muscle tissue if indicated and the patient will sometimes feel a sensation known as “De Qi” which means that we have activated the qi and nervous system. This is accompanied by some sensations such as dullness, pressure, warmth or cooling, and if any of these sensations are too intense, we can always adjust the needle so that it becomes more comfortable.

Occasionally, the needles can graze a hair follicle, minor blood vessel, or nerve ending which can cause a slight discomfort that should subside quickly. If the area is still sensitive, we can adjust the needle or take it out altogether. The idea is for the patient to be comfortable and relaxed. Patients can often get very relaxed or even sleepy as they retain the needles for 15-25min (or longer if they wish and time or space allows).

Sometimes there is a small amount of blood when the needle is taken out and we clean this up with a cotton ball and the puncture site closes up within seconds. Rarely, there can be some bruising that generally subsides in a few days. Acupuncturists follow universal precautions for clean fields, hand washing, and using alcohol swabs to clean the skin before needle insertion, and the needles are packaged single-use and sterilized so there is a very minimal risk of infections.

In achieving these biological events, acupuncture effectively helps alleviate most conditions such as acute or chronic pain, digestive symptoms, insomnia, anxiety, and other many other issues.