Most patients begin acupuncture treatment to recieve quick relief from pain, discomfort and other symptoms. This is Relief Care. This type of care allows you to feeling better faster. Each visit builds on previous visits, paving the way toward eliminating your initial problems and complaints.
Frequent visits over the next few weeks or months may be needed to further reduce your symptoms. Your condition, age, lifestyle, and the quality and quantity of your energy, called Qi(pronounced "Chee"), are all factors in your treatment frequency. After relief care, you will notice that your aches or pains have been dramatically reduced or eliminated.
Signs and symptoms have been reduced and visits are less frequent. This phase maintains and supports the changes you have achieved and provides a foundation for deeper healing. This is also the time when underlying problems can be addressed.
Even though you may not be experiencing symptoms, it is important to continue to build, strengthen and support your body. Stopping care now could disrupt the progress you have already achieved, and even simple activities could cause a relapse.
This type of care preserves all the progress you have made. Visits may be monthly, every other month or seasonal. Much the same way you keep a car running smoothly with regular oil changes and tune-ups, periodic visits to your acupuncturists can keep you running smoothly. These preventative maintenance tune-ups further strengthen your body's resistance, keeping you healthy, balanced and potentially free from illness. Little problems may be caught before they become major concerns.
Wellness care is the root of healing. In ancient times an acupuncturist was only compensated as long as patients remained healthy. If they become ill, it was the doctor's duty to get them well again without compensation.
Receiving regular acupuncture, combined with regular exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle, can keep you feeling and performing at your best.