Here at Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation & Pain Center, we recognize that medical care is often what is needed when health care fails. We are not just workers in the field of medicine; we are providers of care across the spectrum of wellness and illness making a difference. Today we’re taking a look at some more misconceptions surrounding medical acupuncture in Washington DC.
- You’ll need time off work because acupuncture has a lot of side effects. False! It actually has few to no side effects. You can carry on with your day without any restrictions after your acupuncture appointment with us.
- Acupuncture doesn’t really do anything – it’s all psychological. False! The effects are far from psychological. In fact, studies show that our brains release endorphins (natural painkillers) during acupuncture. Plus, also has an anti-inflammatory effect and can help your immune system.
- You’ll always need acupuncture once you start. False! Actually we work to improve your main problem so you do not have to return for more sessions. If you have a chronic condition, we may suggest that you stay on a maintenance schedule.
- You won’t benefit from acupuncture if you haven’t seen results after the first or second treatment. False! Individuals respond to acupuncture totally differently. While you might respond quickly — within 1 to 3 treatments – your friend might need a full course of 8 to 10 sessions. The effects are cumulative and they build with each treatment. This means that we will assess its effects after you complete a full series of treatments to see how your body has reacted.