With acupuncture being an ancient technique, many different processes have emerged over time. However, at Path to Wellness, we have a process that we strongly believe works the best for ensuring that our customers are receiving the appropriate treatment.
Our process always starts with a discussion. This is time that we have set aside for you to talk with our Reno acupuncturist about what has been going on in your life, what your concerns are and the effectiveness of previous treatments. From there we gain the information to create a game plan for helping you achieve your wellness goals.
Next, we typically begin treatment. Depending on your concerns, we may have you lay on you back or stomach. Considering that different points have different effects, laying on your back or stomach may change with each visit. Once we have located the appropriate acupoints, we insert hair-thin needles. For most people, this is completely painless as these are not like larger injection needles that one would find in a doctor’s office.
After the needles are in place, we allow you to relax for a while. This gives the needles time to stimulate energy flow in your body. This energy is known as Qi (pronounced “chee”). When Qi is flowing properly, the body is better able to heal itself. Western medicine also notes that acupuncture needles stimulate the nervous system to release important neurotransmitters and hormones.
Once we remove the needles we will conduct any other treatments necessary. This can include treatments like moxibustion or cupping, depending on your individual concerns. For most people this would be the conclusion of the session. Afterwards, many describe feeling a reduction in pain and being more relaxed. It is a very gentle, safe process that works wonders for promoting wellness.
To experience our process for yourself, give us a call to set up an appointment. Our Reno acupuncturist is looking forward to helping you find relief.