Saturday, April 9, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture with Dr. Jeffrey Lee, Richmond BC

Many people are discovering the benefits of acupuncture.  New patients call in to my clinic in Richmond, asking many great questions.  The post below will answer some frequently asked questions about acupuncture.

Question 1:  Can acupuncture help my condition?
Acupuncture is beneficial for relieving pain, managing stress, and treating a variety of conditions.  During the spring allergy season, I help many patients relieve their itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion symptoms naturally using acupuncture.
The spring time is also a time when people become more physically active. I use acupuncture to help people heal from injuries and prevent injuries by helping the body loosen up and improve circulation.
1) Musculoskeletal: Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel, Neck pain, Arthritis, sciatica
2) Digestive Conditions: Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS, Colitis
3) Addictions: alcohol, drugs, smoking
4) Mental emotional:  Anxiety, Depression,
5) Fatigue: low energy, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
6) Headaches, Migraines , cluster headaches
7) Pregnancy symptoms:  morning sickness, back pain,
8) Menstrual irregularities & infertility
9) Sleep problems

Question 2: Does acupuncture hurt?
No. Most people enjoy treatment and find it very comfortable, restful, and relaxing.  Sometimes the needle insertion feels like a quick pinch that rapidly goes away.   After an acupuncture treatment, you can expect to feel less pain, more energy, and a  heightened sense of well-being.

Question 3: How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments required depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms to be addressed. Within the first 4-6 sessions, the effectiveness of the treatment is often evident and clear treatment goals should be established.

Question 4: My friend told me about this unique tool that measures my acupuncture points, what is it?
An acugraph is a specialized scan of your acupuncture meridian system.  This cutting edge technology provides us with a more in depth analysis of your health.  Based on your results, we customize treatment plans for each individual.  

Dr. Jeffrey Lee, is a naturopathic doctor and registered acupuncturist. His practice is located in Richmond, BC. 

If you have further questions about acupuncture, please visit our clinic's website or give us a call @ 604-271-9355

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