92 Main St, Ste 202 Florence, MA 01062

Frequently Asked Questions For Lynn Located in Florence, MA

  • What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a natural system of medicine which stimulates the body's ability to heal itself. Acupuncture is based on principles which originated in China over 3000 years ago.

  • How does it work?
To an acupuncturist, illness is seen as a disharmony of life energy (qi). This energy circulates through the internal organs and in pathways (meridians) throughout the whole body. Disease manifests when qi becomes weakened to such an extent that it can no longer heal. This weakness ... Read more

  • What can acupuncture treat?
Any health problem, disease or illness may be treated with acupuncture. In some cases where the qi has deteriorated too far to affect a cure, the disease can still be arrested and pain alleviated so that the patient can lead a reasonably normal life. Although there are ... Read more

  • How long does it take?
Although some conditions can be alleviated very rapidly through acupuncture, others have taken years to establish and therefore can only be relieved with slow, steady progress. The duration of the disease, the amount of deterioration, and the constitution of each patient must ... Read more

  • What can I expect from a treatment?
Your individual treatment reflects a picture drawn from several diagnostic tools including response to questions, palpation of the body and pulses and observation of the tongue. Your first session generally begins with an interview which will include your medical ... Read more

  • Is acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, acupuncture will usually be painless. Acupuncture bears no resemblance to the feeling of getting an injection. You may feel sensations of pressure, fullness or tingling after the insertion ... Read more

  • How do most people respond to acupuncture?
Some patients feel progressively better after each treatment. Some illnesses have dulled the senses to the extent that the full severity of the symptoms is no longer clearly felt. As the qi moves towards balance, sensitivity may return or increase causing a ... Read more

  • Can acupuncture help people stop smoking and lose weight?
When the life energy in the body is balanced and flowing, people often lose their desire to smoke and/or overeat, as these cravings are often symptoms of imbalances. There are acupuncture points which have been used to treat these problems, ... Read more