H & Z Acupuncture

H & Z Acupuncture Xiaowen He, L.Ac. And Wanyun Zhong, L.Ac. 315 S Patrick St Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314 Tel: 703-419-3129 Web: www.HZ-acupuncture.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is acupuncture? Acupuncture has been used in China and other oriental countries for the treatment of multiple diseases and musculoskeletal conditions for thousands of years. The acupuncture treatment involves inserting needles into acupoints of the body. The acupoints are believed to be the reservoir of natural energy, called Qi. By stimulating the production and movement of the Qi, acupuncture is able to regulate and balance the Ying and Yang of our body (opposing aspects of body function). In this way, acupuncture helps in restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Depending on the disease or condition treated, electronic stimulation, acupressure-massage, Chinese herb medicine, moxibustion, cupping, an infrared light might be used to enhance the effects of acupuncture. Will I feel pain in the acupuncture treatment? The needles used for acupuncture are very thin (.25 mm in diameter). When the needles are inserted through the skin, patients usually do not feel any pain or feel only very slight pain. When the needles reach the acupoints and the Qi is stimulated by needle manipulation, the patient may feel some soreness, numbness, distention or heaviness around the acupoints, or feel a kind of sensation traveling up or down the meridian, the body’s energy-carrying channels. Such feelings usually are the sign of effective treatment. What kinds of diseases are suitable for acupuncture treatment? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can treat more than 120 common diseases and conditions. A partial list that might be suitable for acupuncture treatment follows: • Cervical Spondylopathy • Sprain • Sciatica • Arthritis • Shoulder Pain • Lower Back Pain • Knee Pain, Heel Pain • Trigeminal Neuralgia • Shingles • Fibromyalgia • Migraine • Facial Paralysis • Meniere’s Syndrome • Insomnia • Stress • Anxiety • Depression • Diarrhea • Urinary Incontinence • Hyperemesis Gravidarum • Infertility • Smoking • Obesity In addition, acupuncture can enhance other forms of treatment, speed recovery after surgery, reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and improve emotional stability. If you question whether or not your disease or condition is suitable for acupuncture treatment, please consult us by sending an e-mail to info@hz-acupuncture.com How can I make an appointment for consultation or treatment? To make an appointment, call 703-419-3129. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message, we will call you back as soon as possible. How can I pay for acupuncture treatment? Payment is due at the time services are rendered. For rates, please visit our website at: https://hz-acupuncture.com/
Updated 7-Jul-2018
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