Acupuncture FAQs

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that utilizes thin needles to stimulate specific points, also called meridians, in patients' bodies. Roselle Center For Healing in Fairfax, VA, incorporates acupuncture in our treatment plans to help patients experience lasting pain relief and improved well-being. We are here to answer frequently asked questions about this ancient medical practice to help you understand how it can benefit you.


How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is based on the concept of qi flowing through meridian pathways in the body. People can experience illness and body dysfunction when this energy flow becomes blocked or unbalanced. Our acupuncturist inserts thin, sterile needles into acupoints along the meridians to restore energy flow and stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. We do this to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, regulate bodily systems, and treat various health conditions impacting your day-to-day life.

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?

While many associate acupuncture as a means of alleviating stress, this treatment can help with several conditions and health issues. We can use acupuncture to help with the following:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Infertility, menstrual issues, and other women's health concerns
  • Gastrointestinal problems like irritable bowel syndrome

Additionally, we can utilize acupuncture to help with weight loss since it helps regulate appetite, boosts metabolism, and reduces inflammation.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Most patients feel little to no pain with acupuncture. Acupuncture uses thin needles, meaning their insertion typically only causes minimal discomfort. Some people may experience a pricking sensation, while others have a dull ache. You may feel tingling, soreness, or heaviness around the needle sites during or after treatment. However, most patients feel relaxed and refreshed after their acupuncture session.

How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?

The number of acupuncture treatments needed depends on the patient's health goals. Acute pain may only require a few visits, while chronic conditions may need several weeks or months of therapy to alleviate. Acupuncture for anxiety or stress often only requires a couple of sessions a month, depending on the severity of your anxiety and stress. Acupuncture for back pain or sciatica may need more sessions to help you experience lasting relief. Our acupuncturist will discuss a customized treatment plan based on your needs and lifestyle.

Experience the Benefits of Acupuncture Today at the Roselle Center For Healing

If you are experiencing pain, stress, or other health issues that could benefit from visiting an acupuncture clinic, consider contacting your “chiropractor near you” at the Roselle Center For Healing in Fairfax, VA. We can utilize acupuncture for weight loss, fertility, anxiety, back pain, sciatica, and more to help you reach your desired health goals. Call us and schedule a consultation at (703) 698-7117 to experience the lasting benefits of acupuncture today.


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