Acupuncture FAQs

Acupuncture FAQs

With origins dating back at least 2,000 years, acupuncture can help treat a number of different ailments. Dr. Chad Bachman of Reno Health Institute offers acupuncture services to Reno, NV, residents. 

Questions About Acupuncture

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The needles used in the acupuncture process are placed at very specific acupuncture points throughout the body. These needles then work to stimulate energy-carrying channels within the body in order to overcome or resist certain ailments. This process is designed to correct the imbalance of energy in the body.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

When performed by a professional acupuncturist with extensive training, acupuncture in Reno, NV, is completely safe, pain-free, and effective. Further, this process has virtually no side effects. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, there may be small bruising at the site of the acupuncture needles. Acupuncture is safe for not only adults but children as well. 

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Since acupuncture uses needles, you probably think the process is painful. However, the truth of the matter is that acupuncture needles are incredibly small (virtually the size of a hair!) and flexible. Many people will fall asleep on the table while undergoing acupuncture treatment. Some patients describe the feeling of the needles being inserted as warm, tingly, or electric. However, if you are concerned, make sure to speak to your doctor about your fears. 

What Can Acupuncture Be Used For?

Acupuncture is most commonly used to relieve pain. However, it can also be used to help relieve respiratory issues, migraines, constipation, and orthopedic disorders (like rheumatoid arthritis and sciatica). Acupuncture has shown to be effective for other ailments like hypertension, depression, and morning sickness. 

Ready to Schedule Your Appointment?

Now that you are a bit more familiar with acupuncture, it is time to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bachman for acupuncture in Reno, NV. For further concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to call the Reno Health Institute at (775) 507-4740.

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