From chronic pain and digestive issues to headaches or fatigue, acupuncture can treat a wide range of health problems. Family medicine physician Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, and his team help patients in and around Sacramento, California, with customized acupuncture protocols that address total-body health and wellness. As a simple yet effective treatment, acupuncture can help relieve pain, improve your energy, and boost your mood ― no matter your age. To learn more, call the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, or request an appointment online today.
Acupuncture is a healing modality used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It’s a beneficial treatment method for patients that may not have success with other methods. It involves the use of small needles inserted into the skin on various points of the body corresponding to specific energy meridians.
In TCM theory, when acupuncture needles stimulate points in the body, it can properly restore energy flow to organs, tissues, and muscles, enabling the body to heal itself.
Most patients find acupuncture to be a very relaxing, pain-free experience.
At your appointment, your provider performs a comprehensive intake assessment to understand your specific symptoms and health history.
Then, they prepare a private room for you where you lie on a comfortable exam table. You may need to remove some articles of clothing, depending on the parts of your body your provider treats, but they always account for your privacy and comfort.
Your provider inserts small needles into various points on your body, which may include your arms, legs, abdomen, head, neck, feet, or hands. Since the needles barely penetrate your skin, you probably won’t experience any pain or discomfort.
The needles remain in place for about 30 minutes to an hour. During this time, you’re free to relax or even sleep.
Since acupuncture is a highly-customized treatment, everyone experiences different benefits. Most patients report acupuncture sessions are helpful in relieving acute pain, promoting relaxation, minimizing stress, and improving sleep. Acupuncture can also help increase blood flow, thereby improving circulation and increasing your energy levels.
Many patients require more than one treatment session to see results for chronic conditions, but it’s also common to notice immediate relief in just one session. Your provider can create a custom acupuncture protocol to help you manage your symptoms and prevent future health problems. At each session, your provider might stimulate different points of your body.
To book your first appointment and experience the incredible benefits of acupuncture, call the office of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, or request an appointment online today.