Common Questions about Acupuncture - AcuSpa

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing art that naturally shifts the body towards ideal health. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points. Dorothy Pang’s technique is Japanese-inspired, using super-fine needles. They are thinner than a cat’s whisker. They are smoothly and quickly inserted for minimal discomfort. Clients report that their experience is very pleasant. They look forward to their acupuncture treatments. Also, they report a feeling of relaxation and wellness after acupuncture. Read More.

How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture helps the body to do it’s job more effectively. It also encourages healing and increases blood flow. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses upon the functional capacity of the body instead of the physical state of the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine is usually not as concerned with the appearance of the organs but focuses on how the organs are functioning. If a person complains to a Western doctor, the doctor might order X-rays or a sonogram to “take a look at” the situation. Read More.

What Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture is used to help with a variety of health conditions. In 2003, the World Health Organization published a landmark study, titled “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”. They came up with a very long list, including back pain, neck pain, and digestive problems. Read more for a summary of the findings

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

In short, no. Dorothy Pang practices a gentle technique, and acupuncture needles are much smaller than hypodermic (injection) needles. Our clients find the whole experience to be very relaxing. Since the needles used are so fine, often clients can’t tell that they have been put in. Also, would it have been used for thousands of years if it had really hurt that much? Try it for yourself! Read More.