When it comes to addressing medical conditions, you typically want the latest best practices and science when it comes to your treatment options. There are times, however, when turning to tried-and-true solutions works best. Such is the case with acupuncture, which Arsenio Medical, PC, provides to patients in the Lawrence, New York, area. Dr. Sam Yee specializes in this ancient healing art. To learn more about what acupuncture can do for you, call or use the online scheduler.
ACUPUNCTURE Q & A
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
There are differing opinions about how old acupuncture is, but many experts place it at about 4,000 years old. This ancient healing practice originated in Asia and is based on the premise that the human body needs optimal and balanced, energy flow in order to function properly. This flow of energy is called chi, and it travels along pathways, or meridians, throughout your body
With acupuncture, Dr. Yee places very small needles into very specific points along your meridians in order to free up the flow of energy in your body. This means that critical resources can get to your problem areas and set to work to heal you naturally from the inside out.
A critical component of acupuncture is its ability to signal your body’s natural painkillers, bringing you relief without relying on medications.
WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
As a pain management specialist, Dr. Yee enjoys great success using acupuncture to help relieve both chronic and acute pain caused by:
Low back pain
Outside of these issues, acupuncture is a great technique for tackling overall health and wellness because it relieves stress and anxiety.
IS ACUPUNCTURE RIGHT FOR EVERYONE?
Every person is different and responds differently to treatment. That said, most of Dr. Yee’s patients experience relief through acupuncture. If you’re pregnant, in poor heart health, or you have a bleeding disorder, you should sit down with Dr. Yee to discuss your treatment options as acupuncture may not work for you.
Under Dr. Yee’s expert guidance, acupuncture is safe. The doctor uses sterilized equipment and is specifically trained in the art of acupuncture. While it may seem like placing needles in your skin would be painful, the fact is that most patients barely notice them.
HOW MANY ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
There’s no blanket answer to this question as it depends upon your unique situation. Since acupuncture is considered safe, you can undergo as many treatments as it takes to restore balance to your body’s energy until your problem is relieved. You may also need maintenance treatments to sustain the flow of this energy for long-term results.
To explore your acupuncture options, call Arsenio Medical or use the online scheduling to request an appointment.