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Frequently Asked

Published on Friday, February 19th, 2021 12:38:07 PM

Frequently Asked

Published on Friday, February 19th, 2021 12:38:07 PM


What is Qi? Qi (chee) is most commonly associated with energy or life force. It is in everything, partnered with everything, the essential Yin & Yang. It is the movement of Qi accessed by the insertion of a needle that allows for balance, calm & healing


Does acupuncture hurt? Most people describe the feeling during or after treatment as tingles, heaviness, meditative & sometimes achy. This is what is called "arrival of Qi". Our job is to wake up & move your Qi....sometimes you will feel it



Is acupuncture safe? Yes. A single use, disposable stainless steel needle is used for each point accessed. A Licensed professional with thousands of hours of training knows anatomy,  landmarks & depth required for proper insertion


What is Laser phototherapy? Also called Low Level Laser Therapy, (LLLT)different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area with or without specialty lenses. The area or point absorbs the light. The blue and/or near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration

Is LED light therapy the same thing?   Although they exert the same end effect, LEDs emit incoherent light in a broader range of wavelengths. Their power output is significantly lower than that of lasers, which tends to make them less invasive but less effective for acute & chronic issues.  When infrared light makes contact with cells, they act on the mitochondria to increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production that leads to faster production of collagen, vascular structures, DNA, RNA and other materials essential to the healing process 


Is Laser Therapy safe? Yes. This is a cold therapy so the skin will not heat up or cause redness, marks or burns


How do I prepare for a treatment? Wear loose fitting clothes, have a snack within 2 hours of treatment & maintain hydration. Post treatment hydration, complex carbs & healthy protein are a good idea as well


How long will I need treatment? You & your practitioner will develop a plan of care that will successfully meet your goals. Remember the treatments are custom to your pattern & how you respond to the needle & movement of Qi