What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture - TLC Acupuncture in Fanwood, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Edison, South Plainfield, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, WarrenOver two thousand years ago, Eastern practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy circulates. Acupuncture has the ability to restore the smooth flow of qi. Hair-thin needles are inserted and manipulated at specific points along the meridians, giving the patient the opportunity to restore balance and promote the body's natural ability to heal itself.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Lauren Daniels, L.Ac. offers Acupuncture, Anxiety and Depression, Pain Management, Allergies, Infertility, Acupuncture Scotch Plains in Fanwood, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Edison, South Plainfield, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, WarrenMany first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more than one treatment is necessary. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

TLC Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Anxiety and Depression, Pain Management, Allergies, Infertility, Acupuncture Scotch Plains in Fanwood, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Edison, South Plainfield, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, WarrenYes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed by the state. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment I will discuss with you in further detail your completed intake form. I will also address any questions or concerns that you may have. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Oriental medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

Acupuncture - TLC Acupuncture in Fanwood, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Edison, South Plainfield, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, WarrenAfter reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 10 needles. Once the needles are inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably for 20-30 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

Since acupuncture points are located all over the body it is essential to wear loose fitting clothes or bring a change of clothes.  In the event that this is not possible a gown can be provided or a modest draping can be used.  

 

Lauren Daniels, L.Ac.

908.288.7682
346 South Avenue
Suite 4
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Monday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 8am-12pm

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Acupuncture - TLC Acupuncture in Fanwood, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Edison, South Plainfield, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, Warren 

 

Lauren Daniels, L.Ac. offers Acupuncture, Anxiety and Depression, Pain Management, Allergies, Infertility, Acupuncture Scotch Plains in Fanwood, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Edison, South Plainfield, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, Warren