FAQs

Q: Can acupuncture help with headaches?

A: Yes! Acupuncture has been proven to be beneficial for all kinds of headaches including migraines, tension headaches, sinus headaches, cluster headaches, and more!

Q: Why does acupuncture work for anxiety relief?

A: One of the ways acupuncture treatment can help with anxiety is by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This reduces the body’s fight or flight response which can greatly lower anxiety.

Q: How does acupuncture help with fertility?

A: At Back On Point Wellness, we use acupuncture treatment to mediate the release of neurotransmitters that increase blood flow to reproductive hormones and organs.

Q: Does acupuncture work for pain?

A: Yes, our office in Torrance, CA, specializes in pain relief. Acupuncture can greatly reduce pain by decreasing inflammatory markers in the body as well as allowing increased circulation and qi flow to the area.

Q: Is acupuncture for depression a new idea?

A: Acupuncture has been used to treat mental and emotional disorders for thousands of years. However, it is only recently that more and more scientific studies have been conducted to show an improvement in mood within 12 weeks of receiving acupuncture treatment.

Q: Does it actually work?

A: Yes, acupuncture has been proven to work for many ailments for thousands of years. It has been around as early as 6000 BC and is one of the oldest healing methods of our time. Our body consists of meridians, or pathways that energy circulates in. You can think of these pathways as freeways. When there is a traffic jam, it causes pain, illness, or disorders in the body. By needling specific points in the body, it disperses this traffic jam and restores the body’s natural healthy flow of energy.

Q: Are there any side effects or risks?

A: Needles generally cause no bleeding on entry or removal and aside from some mild soreness or bruising, acupuncture treatment has virtually no side effects.

Q: What points are targeted when using acupuncture to treat depression and why?

A: There are many different points that can be used to treat depression. Back On Point Wellness uses some of these common points:
HEART 7 (HT-7), PERICARDIUM 6 (PC6), CONCEPTION VESSEL 17 (REN 17) ,YIN TANG

Q: Does acupuncture relieve depression itself or just associated symptoms?

A: Acupuncture treatment along with lifestyle modifications can greatly reduce both depression and the associated symptoms that come along with it.

Q: Can you use acupuncture as a solo treatment?

A: Yes! You can use acupuncture as a solo remedy or combine it with other treatments such as cupping therapy, moxibustion, or tui na massage.

Q: How do I find a practitioner?

A: Visit Back On Point Wellness in Torrance, CA, for a consultation and treatment with the practitioner of your choice!

Q: What does acupuncture treat?

A: Nausea, Dental pain, Headaches, Depression, Anxiety, Infertility, Low back pain, Fibromyalgia

Q: Can acupuncture be harmful?

A: Unless specifically instructed by your primary care physician, acupuncture can benefit everyone and has no harmful side effects.

Q: What happens during acupuncture?

A: An acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the release of feel-good chemicals. When acupuncture needles are inserted into the point, the needles produce little to no sensation at all.

Q: Does acupuncture work immediately?

A: Typically progress is made in steps, not in strides. Although some individuals will see immediate improvement, this is the exception and not the rule. Treatments can last from days to months, as therapeutic progress is a unique experience for each individual. Generally, many individuals experience benefit within the first 3-7 visits and see a decrease in frequency or severity, with improvements in sleep and energy levels, as well as an overall feeling of wellness.

Q: Do doctors recommend acupuncture?

A: Yes, many doctors and orthopedic surgeons recommend acupuncture. As more studies are being published, the benefits of acupuncture are being widely accepted by the medical community.

Q: Is acupuncture good for sciatic nerve pain?

A: Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for sciatica without the side effects of prescription pain medications like NSAIDs and muscle relaxers.

Q: Is acupuncture good for migraines?

A: Yes, similarly to how it relieves headaches, acupuncture can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines as well.

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