Q: What is acupuncture?
A: A 5,000 yar-old Chinese system of natural healing
(no drugs, no surgery - treatment only with needles
according to traditional Chinese Medicine theory) which
is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the
various organs, glands and tissues of the body on the
premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction
due to disrupted energies.
Q: How does acupuncture work?
A: The "vital force" (chi) circulates throughout the
body along fourteen channels. Points on the body surface
along these channels of energy are connected to specific
organs, glands and tissues. The "chi" is very important
for every body's health. "chi" is commander of the
blood. "chi" directs the flow of blood throughout the
body. If the life force or "chi" is blocked, the flow of
blood is stagnated thus causing pain and illness.
Acupuncture therapy uses needles for healing
diseases. By piercing specific points on the body's
skin, the life force (chi) begins to move once again
after stimulation. Because different illness or pains
respond to specific points, the acupuncturist is trained
to understand the location of more than 360 points which
follows 14 channels with this therapy. "chi" begins
flow, Yin Yang is balanced, and the organs and viscera
are restored to good health.
5,000 years of clinical experience has confirmed that
Acupuncture Therapy is effective for more thatn 300
kinds of diseases.
Q: Assuming I am going to take treatment, what
should I expect when I meet the doctor?
A: At your first visit, you will be asked to fill out
a health history form and they will receive an
examination which includes the pulse, the tongue (color
and coating), and a personal interview. With this
knowledge, the doctor will determine the points which
need stimulation based upon traditional Chinese
Medicine. At that time, you will receive your first
teatment with the needles. Please note that the needles
are very fine and the sensation is minimal. It is
possible to use an alternative method without needles if
a patient is apprehensive.
Q: Why should I try acupuncture?
A: Acupuncture has helped many people who had little
or no success with western medical treatments. This
therapy also has no side effects. Acupuncture treatment
can also have a lasting effect on your general health
which insures better quality of life: it raises the
body's immune function and is effective as a
preventative medical therapy.
Acupuncture general costs much less than treatment
performed by American medical physicians. Today many
insurance companies are providing coverage for this tpye
of therapy. We will assist you in determining your
Acupuncture is safe. All needles are sterile and
disposed after one use.
Q: What are some of the conditions commonly
treated with acupuncture?
shoulder, back, neck, or knee
Disease of the
Drug Addiction/Quit smoking
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Blood Pressure Problems
Sinus and vision problems
Injury from accient
..... and many more
Q: How many treatment sessions should I expect to
A: Each person is different and therefore the doctor
will determine the number of treatments based on the
results. However, in traditional Chinese Medicine, then
sessions comprise "one course" of treatment and in most
cases at least "one course" is needed. This is
especially common with chronic conditions or serious
injuries (combined Herbals will be more effective).
Q: Is acupuncture recognized and regulated in the
state of Wisconsin?
A: Regulation in the United States differs from state
to state. Wisconsin requires registration and licensing
for all who practice acupuncture. To abtain a license
one must demonstrate competence and passs the borad
The National Commission for the certification of
Acupuncturists(NCCA) sets the standards for safe and
effective procedures. Wisconsin uses the NCCA
examination to meet their licensing and registration
Q: Does insurance cover?
A: Some health insurance policies cover the expense
for acupuncture treatment. We can help you find and
determine your coverage.