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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture - Flashpoint Acupuncture, Quakertown, PA in Quakertown, PASeveral thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating needles at specific points on the body, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Friselina Locadia offers Acupuncture in Quakertown, PAMany first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. Once per week is the minimum treatment frequency during the active phase.  For acute conditions you can expect to have 10 to 15 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. It is advisable to jump start a treatment regimen with 2 treatments per week for the first couple of weeks until relief is felt, then transition to once per week frequency.  After the body is stronger and the condition is stable and a week can pass without any symptoms, then the treatment frequency is reduced to a monthly maintenance visit.  Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Flashpoint Acupuncture, Quakertown, PA offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Quakertown, PAYes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the state. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

 

Friselina Locadia, M.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist

Flashpoint Acupuncture
127 S. 5th Street
Suite 120
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 484-695-5200
Fax:     877-702-4225
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