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Acupuncture at Coppell Wellness

Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago, but over the past two decades its popularity has grown significantly. The traditional Chinese theory behind acupuncture as medical treatment is very different from that of Western medicine. In traditional Chinese medicine, health results form a harmonious balance between the complementary extremes (yin and yang) of the life force known as qi or chi. Qi is believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. These meridians and the energy flow are accessible through more than 350 acupuncture points. Illness results from an imbalance of the forces. By inserting needles into these points in various combinations, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will rebalance.

Coppell Wellness Center Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles (smaller than the width of a hair) through your skin. The needles are placed to various depths at strategic points on your body. Before the needles are placed, you'll lie down to become comfortable. Depending on where the needles are to go, you will lie face-down, face-up or on your side. You may feel a brief, sharp sensation when the needle is inserted, but generally the procedure isn't painful.

After placement, the needles are sometimes moved gently to further the stimulation of the point. As many as a dozen needles may need to be placed for each treatment. Typically a treatment session will last between 20 - 30 minutes.

Dr. Art Janolo has been treating patients with Acupuncture for over ten years and is well known for his technique and accomplishments in treatment. Before treatment your history and the purpose of your treatment will be discussed during your initial acupuncture session.

Is acupuncture for me?

Almost everyone can benefit from acupuncture. Traditionally acupuncture is used to treat illness, but also utilized as preventive medicine. Even when there are no symptoms, acupuncture can help maintain a healthy immune system and work to prevent illness from occurring and reoccurring. If you have a concern about how acupuncture can benefit you and if you would be a good candidate for treatment, feel free to contact our office.

How many treatments will I need?

Every patient is an individual, and individual responses vary. Typically, for the first month, patients are recommended once a week, and then reevaluated. Some people respond very quickly after one or two treatments, while others may require regular treatments for months. In general, the more acute a condition is, the fewer treatments are required. Acupuncture treatments are cumulative and build upon each other for maximum result, so it is important to follow the treatment schedule for optimum results.

What if I'm afraid of the needles?

The needles used in acupuncture treatments are very thin, about the width of a hair. Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid and thin, not designed to cut the skin. The needles do not hurt when inserted properly. Many people feel the Qi arriving at the point and experience a tingling or heavy sensation. We only use needles that are individually packaged, sterilized, and disposable- never saved or reused.

What can I expect?

Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive health interview and examination to evaluate the nature of the imbalances, which create your symptoms. This session includes health history questions, which are all used to develop a diagnosis and treatment protocol. Together we will work out a treatment plan specific for you. This is also an opportunity to ask questions so you feel confident and comfortable with your treatment plan.