I'd like to address the most common concerns and questions our patients have:
Q: Does acupuncture hurt?
A: We are trained to block the pain that our patient experiences during the insertion of a needle. We are also trained to apply the needling technique that minimizes pain. I instruct my patients in advance to let me know if they want me to adjust or to remove the needle if they experience some discomfort.
Q: Does acupuncture help for weight loss?
A: Acupuncture is highly beneficial when it is applied for weight loss support. Depending on my strategy, I may enhance my patient's metabolic rate, reduce cravings, or suppress his appetite.
Q: Is it true that acupuncture improves fertility in women and men?
A: It is true. I helped many women get pregnant and have children. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture helps improve the quality and size of the egg, and quality/motility of the sperm. Often, acupuncture treatment is combined with Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART), when women are being treated with hormones prior to the IVF and IUI. Combined with ART, acupuncture increases the chances for a woman to get pregnant.
Q: Does acupuncture help quit smoking?
A: Acupuncture is one of the best modalities helping reduce dependency and addiction of any kind, including tobacco, alcohol, drugs, opioids, and even psycho-emotional dependence.
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