Frequently Asked Questions
For one thing, Chinese Medicine has been around for over 3,000 years. Also, it is a holistic system. It treats your body as an integrated system rather than breaking it down into individual symptoms or systems. The goal of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to balance the energy of your body. There are various energetic pathways, also known as meridians, that this energy travels along. There are twelve primary meridians along with many extra meridians. The acupuncture points are located on these pathways. Chinese Medicine using tongue and pulse diagnosis to determine your diagnosis and treatment plan. Chinese Medicine is both an art and science combined. The artistic/creative part comes about when developing a customized treatment plan specifically for your body. We are all different and even though we may have the same symptoms, such as a headache, the cause of the headache can be very different. Traditional Chinese Medicine will treat both the root (cause) and the branch (symptom) to bring a state of balance and a feeling of wellness, peace and harmony in the body. When the body is in balance you will sleep well, feel well, digest food well and have enough energy to get through your day without stimulants.
Why Choose Chinese Medicine?
Very thin, disposable needles are gently inserted into acupuncture points along energetic channels on the body. These needles activate and balance the qi (energetic life force) of the body. When the qi flows smoothly and freely, the body is in harmony and “dis-ease” does not exist. Acupuncture also stimulates a healing response in the local area and releases “feel good” chemicals such as endorphins, which make you feel peaceful and relaxed. Acupuncture treats the whole body, not just one symptom at a time. It stimulates the body’s immune system so the body can heal itself. The ultimate goal is for your body to be able to balance itself and keep you happy and healthy on its own!
What is Acupuncture?
The number of treatments needed depends on the individual person and the condition being treated. Acute conditions will respond quicker; chronic conditions will take a longer series of treatments. Taking Chinese medicinal herbs along with receiving acupuncture treatments will speed up the healing process. Dietary and lifestyle changes will also help to speed up the healing process.
How many treatments will it take?
L.Ac. Stands for a Licensed Acupuncturist.
Krystal Pearson’s California License Number is 11331
What does L.Ac. stand for?
Allow an hour and a half for the first session. This gives me ample time to ask you about your health history and also gives me time to answer any questions you may have. I will also look at your tongue and feel your pulses. The following sessions take one hour and you are typically relaxing on the table for thirty minutes of that hour. You will leave the office feeling very relaxed and calm.
How long does a typical treatment take?
No, most of the time you feel nothing. It is actually very relaxing. Sometimes you will feel a tingling, or a heaviness, or warming sensation and every once in awhile you will feel a slight prick. The needles and very small and very thin…they are nothing like the needles used to give shots.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Yes, we use only disposable, sterile needles.
Do you use disposable Needles?
We specialize in pediatrics, digestive disorders, and psycho-emotional challenges.