Although acupuncture has been around for 3000 years, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to its efficacy for a variety of ailments with no side effects. Additionally, acupuncture in Marysville is now covered by numerous insurance carriers.
Acupuncture effectively stimulates natural innate healing processes in specific areas of the body, called acupoints or acupuncture points. The procedure commonly involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into acupoints but heat, pressure, electrical stimulation, cupping, manual massage, topical herbal remedies and liniments or moxibustion may also be utilized with remarkable success in pain relief.
Based on an ancient philosophy of the universe and the body being in balance, Chinese medicine works to help individuals’ energy or qi (chee) flow freely. Acupuncture releases blocked energy and stimulates normal function to a variety of body systems.
At a typical acupuncture session, the medical professional will talk with you about your overall health and any problems you may be experiencing. A physical exam may be required, as well. With this information, the acupuncturist will have you lie on a treatment table and will stimulate the appropriate acupoints. There is little to no discomfort and needles stay in place from 5-30 minutes. A welcome sense of relaxation follows treatment.
The number of treatments that you receive will depend upon the severity of the medical problem. Your health care provider will discuss a detailed plan of action during your initial session.
Acupuncture may be covered by your insurance company, so be sure to ask your provider. The results it offers make the cost well worth it. Call the professionals at McQuinn Naturopathic at (425) 905-2487 to schedule a consultation for acupuncture in Marysville.