What can I expect from Acupuncture Treatment?
Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and herbs; however, some conditions which have arisen over a course of years will be relieved only with slow, steady progress. As in any form of healing, the patient's attitude, diet, determination and life-style will affect the outcome of a course of treatments. Traditional Oriental medicine is also an educational process in which the patient becomes more aware of his or her own body, thus increasing the ability to maintain well-being.
Although there are techniques in Traditional Oriental medicine for healing most conditions, there are medical circumstances which can be dealt with more effectively by Western medicine In such cases, your acupuncturist will recommend that you contact a physician. As is the case in China, acupuncture should be seen as complimentary to Western medicine