Acupuncture - Elmhurst, IL
Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effective in the treatment of a variety of medical problems including:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Common Cold
- Constipation & Digestive Trouble
- Fertility & Morning Sickness
- Headaches & Migraines
- Sleep Disturbances
- Tennis Elbow
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes! It has been used for well over 5,000 years to help billions of people to get well and stay healthy, without drugs and surgery. The U.S Food and Drug administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. The FDA requires that acupuncturists follow strict safety guidelines and use only sterile, nontoxic needles that are labeled for single use only.
Do acupuncture needles hurt?
Naturally, people associate needle pain with their past experience with hypodermic needles. You can fit close to 10 acupuncture needles inside the tip of one hypodermic needle. Acupuncture needles are tiny, thin, and flexible. Once the needles are inserted, some patients may experience a mild tingling or a sensation of fullness, along with an increased sense of relaxation. These are all quite normal and suggest that the treatment is working.
How many treatments will I need?
Each patient is different. The initial phase of the treatment plan is usually between 4-10 visits. The length of treatment depends on how long the condition has been present and how quickly the patient responds to the treatment. Generally, if a condition is more acute, patients respond faster than if it has been a chronic condition.
What education does an acupuncturist receive?
Education and training programs range from 3-4 years, including an internship. There are over 65 acupuncture schools and colleges in the U.S. Currently, acupuncture is regulated in 42 states.