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Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions 


Scroll through the most asked questions from our patients. If you cannot find a specific question please feel free to contact us with your specific question(s). 

How does Acupuncture Work?


Many people who have experienced the therapeutic effects of Acupuncture will vow that it truly does work. The common yet difficult question that follows on from this, "How does Acupuncture Work?"


It is important to note there are two important explanations to this question, which must be considered. These are the TCM explanation and the Western Scientific Explanation.


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an integrated system, which has been used for thousands of years to treat injury and illness. Acupuncture forms one of the key components to the TCM approach to treating disease and disorders of the body.


In the TCM system of medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces; yin and yang. TCM likens the human body to a highly complex electrical circuit. Like any electrical circuit it must be kept in good working order if it is to function effectively, and if the circuit breaks down the reult is illness.


Among the major assumptions in TCM are that health is achieved by maintaining the body in a "balanced state" and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockages in the body. These obstructions lie internal held within the body's meridians or pathways in which energy (life force) flow throughout the body. Acupuncture points lie along the pathways and provide a gateway to influence, redirect, increase, or decrease body's vital substances, Qi (energy / life force) & blood, thus correcting / regulating many of the body's imbalances.

How is Acupuncture explained in Western Medicine?


Western Scientific Explanation


Currently, there is not one western scientific theory that collaboratively explains all of the physiological mechanisms underlying the effects of Acupuncture. However, it is proposed that acupuncture primarily produces its effects through regulating the nervous system. Regulation of the Nervous System aids the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body.


In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones. These affect the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions, such as immune reactions and processes that regulate a person's blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature.


Fainting is an unusual but not unknown reaction to acupuncture treatment. In the majority of cases this is a combination of nerves or anxiety, often with not eating for quite a while before treatment, and the treatment itself. Even with optimal preparation there can be occasions where the treatment induces a rapid short-term drop in blood pressure, often diagnosed as vasovagal syncope and a reaction by the vagus nerve to the treatment. This can often be triggered by over-vigorous needling, perhaps slightly more strong than the average traditional acupuncturist might regularly employ, but our standard of treatment hear in AHPAC.

However, when fainting does occur after treatment the effect is usually within the session itself or very shortly afterwards. It is rare to hear of circumstances such as where there is a precursor symptom of itching followed by a faint many hours later. 

If you do have a fainting episode several hour after, and if you were our patient we would probably recommend that you sought further conventional testing from orthodox medicine. It is just possible that the symptoms, itchy skin and fainting, may relate to an anxiety reaction to treatment.

What is the Revive & Revitalize Acupuncture System?

It is a powerful skin enhancing, gentle, resurfacing, NO Pain and NO down time system from the skin health doctor at A Healing Point Acupuncture Center. The holistic approach, diagnostic skills, all encompassing approach tailored to each individual can aid in reducing acne, pigmentation and signs of premature aging to reveal smoother, brighter and softer skin.

Why would I need the Revive & Revitalize Acupuncture System?


Botox injections, Filler Injections, & Chemical peels are one of the most popular professional skin care services today but can have a huge toxic overload on the bodies system, still leaving many feeling hopeless, and unhappy with their appearance. Many of these have contraindications which can produce severe side effects such as inflammation, discoloration and scarring for up to several months.

With Revive & Revitalize Acu system, you can get powerful results without the associated risks or downtime. In fact, your skin will look and feel healthier than ever!

How does the Revive & Revitalize Acupuncture System Work?


Revive & Revitalize Acu System is designed to work with the body & skin’s own chemistry, not against it. When performed by a Dual Licensed Acupuncturist & skin care professional, it safely allows the body's own innate response through its use of its Central Nervous System and ability to replenish the needed elastin, collagen, peptides, improve and build red blood cells, increase fluidity of individual cells of the skin and so much more! In turn the dull outer
layers of skin are improved, softened, energized, replenished, and become healthy once more. It facilitates the skin underneath to regenerate for a smoother & more radiant complexion.

In general, Revive & Revitalize Acu System can be tailored to address:

skin roughness
signs of photo-damage
fine lines and wrinkles
acne/rosacea breakouts
skin congestion
some forms of hyper-pigmentation
unbalanced skin tone
unbalanced body systems & more!

What can I expect with
the Revive & Revitalize
Acupuncture System?

Your skin condition, skin concern and dedication to post-treatment care will impact the frequency and results of Revive & Revitalize Acupuncture System treatments. Clients typically notice dramatically improved skin quality, texture and tone within the first 3-4 treatments. Ideally, a series of 12 (+) treatments are performed over a six- to twelve-week
period, followed by maintenance treatments 2-3 times a year.

Are there any Side Effects with

the Revive & Revitalize

Acupuncture System?

Post treatment care

Immediately after your Revive & Revitalize Acu System treatment, your
skin may appear red, flushed, and tight. As your skin goes through the
renewal process, it is normal to experience some dryness, redness and
tightness, as well as minimal bruising, minor peeling or flaking
within a week. You may also notice a more pronounced appearance of
pigmentation as it rises to the skin’s surface.

These are called side effects and will subside quickly with proper post-treatment
care and individually tailored instructions and possible Chinese Prescription Herbal Medicine Regiment.  

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