Acupuncture is considered a safe medical treatment. But there are acupuncture contraindications.
As a result, many physicians and practitioners believe that acupuncture is a beneficial treatment as an adjunct to other medical treatments, and/or as an alternative to medical treatments. Indeed, many patients prefer acupuncture first when ill before approaching their (Western) medical practitioner.
An acupuncture treatment program will typically include anywhere from 3 to 10 sessions, each lasting up to approximately one hour, though the first one may take longer.
As with any medical treatment, there are certain recommended contraindications for acupuncture treatments, including:
Also, most practitioners agree not usually to administer acupuncture in the following situations:
Otherwise, acupuncture may greatly help your health and there is no acupuncture contraindication!
However, please don’t assume one treatment will always fix your problem. This does happen, quite often, but if you’ve had a condition for a year, then it may take 4 – 6 treatments to ‘clear’, or greatly improve. If you’ve had it for 5 years it may take 5 – 6 months of regular treatments to ‘clear’. And the more chronic your condition, the more likely you’ll need periodical ‘top-up’ treatments.
I have patients who intially came weekly for, say, a painful knee condition, but now come once every 6 months or if they feel their health deteriorating, perhaps after an accident, shock, or illness.
Besides, if you have a chronic problem, how many consultations with doctors have you had for it? And over how many years?
Did any of their treatments cure you in one?
No? So please don’t assume we’re no good if acupuncture doesn’t fix you in one!
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