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Acupuncture, castle rock family acupuncture
In your initial acupuncture session, the acupuncturist will spend up to 30 minutes asking about your complaint, such as how long you’ve had the problem, your current symptoms, your health history, your diet, your sleeping habits and bowel movements. This information may seem irrelevant to you, but TCM is a holistic medical system that recognizes the link between body, mind, and emotions. Your physical ailment may well have an emotional component too.
Depending on your health condition, you will either lie facedown on the treatment table, on your back, or on one side. Typically, 4 – 12 acupuncture points are selected. The most common points are on your arms below your elbows, on your legs below your knees, and along either side of your spine from your neck to your sacrum. Each point is swabbed with alcohol before the needle is inserted.
The acupuncturist may ask you to report any sensations of tingling or warmth around the site of the needles. These sensations indicate that the point has been correctly located. Generally, the needles are left in place for about 20 minutes, but painful health conditions may require longer treatment time. A common acupuncture benefit is that it’s usually very relaxing. All you have to do is lie still and it’s quite common for people to fall asleep during their treatment.
TIP: As you lie there (eyes closed) breathe slowly, smoothly, and deeply through your nose. As you exhale RELAX and let go of your ailment. Imagine it leaving your body.
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