What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an essential part of Traditional Asian medicine based upon Yin-Yang Theory, Five ..., with a rich history of over 3,000 years. This therapy utilizes the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points in the body. At Wellness by Dr. Elain Tong, Dr. Elain uses acupuncture as an adjunct to nerve block and trigger point injections, which are the main therapy techniques for pain and non-pain disorders.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Traditional Asian medicine based upon Yin-Yang Theory, Five ... is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western Medicine. The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and developed a medical practice around it. This energy is referred to as Pronounced chee, is one of the four vital substances that fo... (pronounced chee). In the process of understanding the prevention and cure of disease, Traditional Chinese healing practitioners discovered that this energy flows in pathways or One of twelve vital organs and pathways or channels of Chine.... Each meridian is associated with a particular physiological system and organ. Disease is considered to arise due to an imbalance of energy in the One of twelve vital organs and pathways or channels of Chine... and their associated physiological systems.
Acupuncture points are specific locations along these One of twelve vital organs and pathways or channels of Chine.... Each point has an effect on the vital energy running through it. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, thus confirming the One of twelve vital organs and pathways or channels of Chine... that were mapped out by the ancient Chinese.
Traditional Asian medicine based upon Yin-Yang Theory, Five ... uses an intricate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis, palpations of points and One of twelve vital organs and pathways or channels of Chine..., patient medical history, and other signs and symptoms to create a medical diagnosis. Dr. Elain can create a treatment plan for you, with the aim of re-establishing balance and restoring your optimal health.
What Can I Expect During Treatments?
Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and Traditional Asian medicine based upon Yin-Yang Theory, Five .... However, some conditions that have been long-standing will be relieved only with pain management injections. As with any form of healing, the patient’s commitment, diet, and lifestyle will all play a role in affecting the treatment outcome.
Although Traditional Asian medicine based upon Yin-Yang Theory, Five ... can treat most conditions, there are circumstances that can be dealt with more effectively by Western Medicine. Dr. Elain uses a combination of Eastern and Western Medicine, and in most cases, the two can work synergistically. Often, Traditional Asian medicine based upon Yin-Yang Theory, Five ... can be that missing piece for chronic cases where Western therapies are not working.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
In the hands of a comprehensively trained physician like Dr. Elain, your safety is assured. The acupuncture needles are one-use, sterile packaged and immediately disposed of after each treatment. Dr. Elain is trained to modify the session to any concerns you may have to be sure you feel comfortable with the points selected.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair. In most cases, insertion by a skilled practitioner causes no pain or discomfort. You may experience a sense of heaviness or electricity in the area of insertion. Most patients find their sessions very relaxing and many fall asleep during the treatment.
Request Acupuncture in Irvine, California
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elain to experience true relaxation and the highest grade of wellness care. Please call (714) 556-8664 to schedule your acupuncture consultation or fill out the form below to request an appointment. Dr. Elain looks forward to hearing from you!