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  • What Is Qi?
    Watch these videos for more informtion on Qi
  • What are acupuncture points ?
    Watch this video to learn more about acupuncture points:
  • How does Acupuncture Works?
    Watch this video to learn more about how acupuncture works:
  • How to prepare for my first visit and what to Expect?
    Please plan on coming few minutes earlier, give extra time for filling out electronic documents in case you did not get a chance to do so before your appointment. Wear loose and comfy cloths that facilitate access to above the knees and elbows, but do not worry if you could not, as we have sheets that can cover you up if needed. It is always better to keep your stomach happy before treatment, if you were working all day and didn't have the chance to eat, we provide some light healthy snacks bars.
  • What to expect on my first visit and after Acupuncture Treatment?
    Upon booking your first visit with us, you will receive a link to complete our online intake forms. Please complete and sign these form before coming in for your first appointment. Also before each appointment, you will receive a link for COVID screening. This screening is required before every visit. Upon your arrival, a temperature check will be performed as well. Please wear a mask. If you do not bring one, we will provide one for you. Your practitioner will bring you directly to your treatment room, and will begin your session with a more in depth intake, where your practitioner explains to you your patterns and how Chinese medicine works, answer all your questions, then performing a full treatment. After the treatment, most people feel calm and relaxed, some might feel a bit disoriented or tired , in both cases it is good to give yourself sometimes to rest after the treatment. It is very common after the first treatment, especially for musculoskeletal cases to feel sore, or feel emotional releases or any kind of reactions. Its all good and normal. It is called Healing reactions, its part of re-directing the body’s energy to a new homeostatic state and help it to discharge toxins and wastes that have been accumulating for a long time. All those manifestations should disappear within a day to two days after the treatment. Bruising is also very common with acupuncture, some people bruise easier than others, and we as practitioners take this as sign that guides us to give more focus on certain organs of the body. And as treatments progress, the bruising will decrease.
  • What is Light Therapy?
    We often use Light therapy as an alternative modality to acupuncture for people who are sensitive to Needles. Light Therapy harnesses the healing power of red and infrared light. At specific wavelengths and frequencies, it has been shown to be effective in accelerating natural healing, reducing swelling and inflammation, stimulating the immune system and relieving pain. Cells that are injured can actually be rejuvenated by light. Light therapy has a number of important benefits at the cellular metabolic level and at the larger level .. it increases ATP production, it assists the mitochondria Andreea and all of its metabolic processes it also increases circulation so that you can speed healing remove debris it’s an excellent tool to use for wound healing for anything that needs extra help a tool for a couple reasons. Depending on the wavelength used , visible red light therapy can very beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger points and acupuncture points, and is particularly effective in treating infections, While Infrared light therapy penetrates deeper which makes it more effective for bones, joints, deep muscles pains, bursa, etc. When infrared light is administered, it reduces sensitivity of neural pathways and causes the body to release endorphins that provide a nontoxic, natural form of pain relief.
  • How long is an acupuncture treatment?
    First visit usually takes 90 min, a follow up visit is 60 min. Please give yourself extra 15 min.
  • How many treatments do I need?
    Acupuncture has a cumulative effect, so the number of treatments required has a lot to do with what each person’s health history and the severity of symptoms. Just like when you take an anti-Biotic course , you cannot stop it in the middle of the course because your fever went down or you feel better, you need to finish up the whole course of treatment. The same concept applies to acupuncture, in order to get the desired effect, a full course of treatment has to be achieved. And the more chronic the condition is the more consistent treatments we need . Generally speaking, a first course of treatment usually has to be 8-12 treatments twice a week (if not sever, once a week is acceptable), as relief is achieved, treatments can be gradually spread out. Each case should be discussed on an individual basis with the practitioner.
  • Can I still do Acupuncture even if I have no health issues?
    YES, ABSOLUTELY! As we are living in these times of stress, pollutions, non ideal health conditions, we are always prone to imbalances . This medicine is designed to be a PROPHYLACTIC medicine, which corrects your imbalances before they become problematic. We do encourage everyone to do regular acupuncture as a way of staying well and caring for the body.
  • Do I have to do acupuncture forever for my condition?
    YES ! once we address the original problem, we need to maintain our health intact. As we are living in these times of stress, pollutions, non ideal health conditions, we are always prone to imbalances . This medicine is designed to be a PROPHYLACTIC medicine, which corrects your imbalances before they become problematic. We do encourage everyone to do regular acupuncture as a way of staying well and caring for the body. In general, the frequency of maintenance treatments after reaching a stable balanced state ranges from once every 2-4 weeks.
  • What should I do after you put in the needles?
    Listen to the music, nap, meditate or just relax !
  • What is Cupping?
    Cupping is applying suction on the skin using glass or pump cups. This negative pressure improves blood and fluid circulation, mobilizes muscle, sinew and fascia, giving some breathing room to adhesions, helps bringing more blood flow to scars and diminish their rough look. By bringing more blood flow to the area , we aid in dredging the lymphatic system, improve skin tone, and break up cellulite. It is very common to see marks after cupping. Those marks are generally described as perfectly round bruises, They are considered a release of stagnations and built- ups. People who have more congestion, poor blood circulation, will have more marks with darker color, and the more cupping is done , the less we see of these marks.
  • What is Gua Sha ?
    Gua Sha is a round - edged stone that is used by scraping the skin in strokes, with pressured. This process extravagates blood and metabolic waste congesting the surface tissues and muscles, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes. By resolving fluid and blood stasis, Gua Sha is valuable in the treatment of pain, in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many acute or chronic disorders.
  • What is Electro-Acupuncture?
    Electro-Acupuncture is similar in concept to a TENS machine that Physical Therapists use. It sends low frequency electrical impulses through electrodes placed at specific points on the body. The impulses can be sent continuously or intermittently, depending on the patient's condition. Although the patient feels only a tingling sensation, Electro Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective and safe method for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, through stimulating: nerve regeneration, bone growth and bone matrix healing, capillary formation , natural endorphins release, and stimulating blood flow to the area treated which means bringing more oxygen and nutrients to that area and promote faster healing.
  • What is Moxa and Moxibustion?
    Moxa is mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris, Ai Ye) an invasive weed, which grows in many climates, including Western North Carolina. Mugwort has a long history of use in folk medicine. It is believed that the Romans planted mugwort by roadsides to make it available to travelers to put in their shoes to relieve aching feet and protect them from exhaustion. Maybe this is because of its ability to enhance the movement of qi and blood. Mugwort gets its botanical name from the Greek moon goddess Artemis, a patron of women, and is a wonderful herb for gynecological conditions. In Chinese Herbal Medicine it is used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding and uterine bleeding and to increase blood circulation to the pelvic area to treat menstrual pain. Moxibustion (applying heat near the skin) has successfully been used to turn breech babies into a normal head-down position before childbirth. Any type of heat applied to the body can increase the flow of qi and blood. Heat lamps, heating pads, or warming liniments can give a similar effect to moxibustion. But the heat combined with the powerful healing properties of mugwort gives moxibustion a proven advantage. Mugwort is used because of its acrid, spicy odor which makes it able to travel through all of the meridians, regulate qi and blood, and expel cold. One of mugwort’s active components, borneol, is commonly used in topical therapies for its analgesic effects. What is moxibustion used for? Moxibustion can be used to prevent diseases and maintain health as part of tonification treatments to help strengthen the organs and immune system. It warms the meridians and expels cold. It can be used to promote circulation over areas of chronic pain or muscle tension. It is especially used for pain that is worse with exposure to cold or damp weather, as with some types of arthritis pain. When applied to acupuncture points that strengthen and lift the qi, moxibustion can boost the immune system and help with fatigue, digestive issues, and much more. There are many uses for moxa but there are some instances where it should be avoided. Talk to your Chinese Medicine practitioner to see if mugwort is right for you.
  • What do Herbs do? Are Herbs safe?
    Herbs are food grade plants parts that are prescribed with a focus of restoring balance by nourishing the body and resolving pathological patterns in a well designed and anciently practiced methodology. Herbs are generally gentle and natural and therefore often require a few days to demonstrate their full effect. Chinese herbal remedies may be prescribed in raw form, granules, powders, concentrated capsules, or tea pills. When herbs are prescribed by a well-trained and well-educated practitioner, Chinese herbs are very effective and safe. Careful attention is always paid to dosage, combination of herbs, as well as any known drug-herb interactions. At Guan Yin Healing Home, we only prescribe herbal medicines that come from companies who abide by GMP practices.
  • Do you accept Insurance?
    Yes we do, we accept: Optum/United Health Care, BlueCross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tivity, Always, Tufts. Please make sure to verify your insurance coverage BEFORE your appointment. If your coverage is not verified you will have to make the full payments of your visits until your coverage is verified. Some insurance companies are now covering acupuncture sessions only for pain conditions. It is important to check with your policy on your specific coverage. If you have insurance that covers acupuncture and we are an out-of-network provider, we will be happy to give you a payment receipt with an acupuncture procedure code to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. However, remember not all acupuncture benefits are guaranteed for coverage. It is important to know that although you may have benefits, your insurance may not choose to cover services. If this is the case, it is your responsibility to pay the remaining balances as we mentioned above.
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