Diem Nguyen Family Acupuncture
 

Acupuncture 


  1. Bullet  Is acupuncture painful?

         Many clients feel nothing, and others may feel a small pinch followed by a        

         sensation of tingling. Other sensations to expect include numbness, ache,

         traveling warmth, or heaviness. Most clients find the sensation of

         acupuncture pleasant and leave feeling relaxed. We can adjust our needling

         technique for hyper-sensitive, weak, or older patients. We use very fine,

         solid, high grade surgical stainless steel acupuncture needles about the

         thickness of a human hair to stimulate the acupuncture points. These

         needles are pre-sterilized and disposable.

 

  1. Bullet  Who can benefit from acupuncture?

          Most people can benefit from acupuncture. Many use acupuncture to relax

          and alleviate the stress of life. Others use it to treat conditions they have

          lived with for years, or acute conditions that come up. Many people find

          that they have at least one friend who has had acupuncture and can share a

          story about their experience.

          Here is the list of disorders that are commonly treated by acupuncture and

           herbs:

            Acute and Chronic pain:  Headaches, Migraines, Back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,

                                                     Sciatica.

            Women’s Health: premenstrual symptoms, hormone imbalances, pre-menopausal symptoms,   

            infertility, and pre-natal care.

            Breathing Disorders: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Common Cold, & Flu.

            Digestive Disorders: Constipation, Diarrhea, and Colitis

            Also: Allergies, Sleep Disturbances, Dizziness, Nicotine Addictions, Drug and

                     Alcohol  Addictions, Fatigue, Arthritis, Depression, Anxiety, & Nervousness


  1. Bullet  How fast will I get better?

          Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and herbal

          treatments. However, some conditions that have arisen over a course of

          many years will be relieved only with slow, steady progress. As in any form

          of healing, the patient's attitude, diet, lifestyle and determination will affect

          the outcome of a course of treatment.

   

Herbs


  1. BulletAre Chinese herbs safe?

   We only use high-grade non-sulfured herbs in our herbal treatment. Herbs have a balancing or regulating effect on the body and are gentler than pharmaceutical drugs.  Side effects from herbs are possible, but are usually minor. The most common problems may include gas and bloating due to difficulty digesting the herb. If this or any other  problem occurs, discuss it with your practitioner so he or she may change your formula.  Our practitioners keep up to date on any possible herb/drug interactions.


  1. BulletHow are herbs administered?

   The Chinese herbal Materia Medica is composed of over 5000 plants, mineral and animal substances. Depending on your condition, we might recommend raw, tincture or a patent (also known as teapills or tablets) form of herbs. Although the taste is sometimes bitter, most people find this acceptable given the health benefits.


  1. BulletWhat herbs do you use?

    The Chinese herbal Materia Medica is composed of over 5000 plants, mineral and animal substances. Depending on your condition, we might recommend raw, tincture or a patent (also known as teapills or tablets) form of herbs. Although the taste is sometimes bitter, most people find this acceptable given the health benefits.


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.


-Buddha