Frequently Asked Questions

Knowledge Is Power

FAQ Page 2017-03-30T20:39:28+00:00

Below are some common questions that we often hear.  If you can’t find the answers you are looking for, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at 403-340-0877 or karen@actcm.ca

What are the risks of acupuncture? 2017-03-30T20:39:42+00:00

For every action is a reaction. To not have a response whether negative or positive, no activity took place. A metaphor could be “like peeling layers of an onion back to find the core” condition. Shifts and movements are expected in a course of treatment.

There is no real risk if seeing a well educated professional in this field, that know the depths, the foundations of this drugless therapy. Being comfortable with your practitioner is most important, communication on both accords is an absolute within the realms of a practitioner giving and a patient receiving. ” You are your own best doctor”, for your input with response to therapy is necessary to the next step taken. It’s what we do together that provides us progress.

The greatest risk is allowing one of little education without the foundations and full scope of practice known in order to counsel you on side effects. Side effects may be expected in regards to your the particular pattern recognized in your body as an individual and practitioner’s chosen treatment plan.

Communication and experience is a Practitioner’s greatest asset.

What size are the needles? 2016-03-31T00:27:10+00:00

The needles vary in length and diameter however can be compared to a few strands of hair. Sizes are chosen dependent on location of needling necessary, amount of cellulite/muscle present in order to reach the physiological space provided for insertion. All needles are sterilized, pre-packaged, used and disposed of in medically supplied containers to be sent away and incinerated accordingly.

Is acupuncture a placebo effect? 2016-03-31T00:25:01+00:00

Mind energy is significant in any intention of giving or receiving. However, unless it attach’s itself to something of a slower vibration such as material matter. Resolve is short lived if lived at all. An Acupuncture needle serves as a vehicle, an electro – magnetic field that directs activity within the body. To have lasting results, a qualified, skilled, professional with the foundational expertise is key with regards to administering this activity. An open mind of course is very beneficial. However more important, is an understanding of what is the intent and happening with therapy.

How does acupuncture work? 2016-03-31T00:25:59+00:00

Meridians/channels run with the nerve and blood vessel system and are formed in the womb. They are the basis of cell division and incremental formation of a living body we call the fetus.
Twelve of these meridians own and control organs. They are invisible to the naked eye however real spaces of vital energy that exist in the very core of the living body.

The needle with its electro – magnetic field serves as the neuter pole in an attraction and repulsion manner. When inserted into strategic points in the body, the nervous system and blood vessels react to this neuter pole in order to clear, remove unwanted , perhaps crystallized forma of matter build up to make way, for that vital energy we call “Qi” to flow freely.

Hence nourishment to vital organs for healthy living , as well to joints, tendons/muscles for smooth responsive function. An aware and qualified practitioner can see disease before it happens.

Does acupuncture hurt? 2016-03-11T22:47:00+00:00

Well that depends on the acupuncturist and technique, however it’s safe to say that sometimes it feels like a mosquito bite, can be a dull ache or a sense of pressure or like a burning sensation where the needle grabs the Qi. A burn can be apparent when a closely related nerve is under duress and in need of treatment. 

Relaxing is a key and a good connection with your Doctor.

What are the benefits of acupuncture? 2016-03-11T22:50:47+00:00

Acupuncture can be used to help boost circulation and nerve conduction, balances hormones or improve organ and glandular function. The main goal of acupuncture is to improve your overall physical, major organ function, emotional health and well being.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine? 2016-03-11T22:54:41+00:00

Traditional Chinese Medicine is built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage.

What does Chinese Herbal Medicine consist of? 2016-03-11T22:59:11+00:00

Traditional Chinese Medicine consists of plant parts such as roots and rhizomes, stems and woods, barks, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds, whole herbs, seaweed, fungi, resins, and others, as well as animal products and minerals.

It carries a realm of raw substances to be decocted for tea as per the ‘Materia Medica” sometimes necessary of rectifying and healing.

Can acupuncture help with Weight Loss and To Quit Smoking? 2016-05-30T01:12:18+00:00

There is no magic point for this and often used as a money grab in business.

What can be done?

Acupuncture can be used to improve circulation, nerve conduction, balance emotions and hormones, strengthen organ and glandular function.

Improving energy, health, emotional and physical well being, that proper digestion, with exercise aids weight loss coupled with the patient’s lifestyle choices.

Reduces Stress in our relationship with self and those around us often where a cigarette’s is used as medicine.

There is a power mental habit attached to smoking that is to be overcome by the patients discipline.

How do I book an appointment? 2016-03-11T23:03:53+00:00

Please call our office at 403-340-0877 to book an appointment or email Dr. Karen J Korecki directly at karen@actcm.ca