Chinese Medicine FAQ

What will it feel like?
The sensations of stimulus, known as “De Qi” in Chinese, will feel different for different people.  While some describe it as a ‘heavy sensation,’ others will say they feel a ‘tightness.’  Some may describe it as feeling warm, and then others will feel sensations in distant parts of the body.
With Laser Acupuncture, there will be no sensation at the time of treatment; ideally, there will simply be a reduction of intensity of symptoms following the procedure.

Does it hurt?
You may feel a little uncomfortable at times, but it should not be painful.

How many treatments will I need?
Patients vary, as do their ailments, so it is impossible to predict how many treatments you will need.  While one person may need just 3 or 4 treatments, others may require 10 or more to achieve the desired results.

Can I still have my massage?
Yes.  There is no reason why you would not be able to have both an acupuncture treatment and a massage, even on the same day.

Can I still go to the gym?
You don’t want to overdo it until you are fully recovered, but there is no issue with going to the gym to workout.

Can I still play sport?
Yes, but if you should experience any pain, you should stop immediately.

Can I still give blood?
With Laser Acupuncture, you certainly can.

What should I NOT do after a treatment?
There are really no restrictions after an acupuncture treatment; although, should you experience any pain during an activity, you should stop.

What should I do after treatment?
Do your best to keep warm, avoid any draughts, and drink plenty of fluids (no alcohol or strong caffeine).

What about my medications?
It is important that you let the doctor know of any medications you are currently taking, so he can tailor a formula of Chinese Herbal Medicine that will work for you, but there are no adverse reactions between acupuncture and medications. In fact, the acupuncture may improve your body’s ability to absorb and use the medication.

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