Acupuncture Questions 6-11

6. Are the needles clean?
The best practice among acupuncturists in America today is to use sterilized, individually packaged, disposable needles. Needles should not be saved and reused for later treatments. This eliminates the possibility of transmitting a communicable disease by a contaminated needle.

7. How does acupuncture work?
Modern Western Medicine cannot explain how acupuncture works. Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (Energy) and Xue (blood) through distinct meridians or pathways that cover the body somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels do. According to ancient theory, acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is Deficient and away from where it is Excess. In this way, acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious energetic balance of the body. In Chinese there is a saying,” There is no pain if there is free flow; if there is pain, there is no free flow.”

8. What should I do to prepare for Acupuncture treatment?
Following these few simple steps will help you obtain the maximum benefits of the treatment:
1. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, or bring comfortable clothing to change into. Women should avoid wearing tight stockings.
2. Avoid taking treatment when you are extremely fatigued or hungry. Stay relaxed.

9. How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the nature, duration, and complexity of the conditions. For acute cases: one treatment may only be needed to get immediate results. For complex or chronic cases: one or two treatments per week for several months may be suggested.

10. How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the nature, duration, and complexity of the conditions. For acute cases: one treatment may only be needed to get immediate results. For complex or chronic cases: one or two treatments per week for several months may be suggested.

11. What can I expect after treatment?
Patient often experience the most dramatic results after 3-5 treatments. Some patients experience an immediate total or partial relief of symptoms. As in many cases of healing, the patient’s attitude, diet, determination, and lifestyle will also affect the outcome of treatment course.


Dr. XING FU, PH.D., L.Ac.
State Licensed Acupuncturist Over 40 Years Experience Acupuncutre Special Herbs
Tel1:415-933-9993
Tel2:415-947-9622
Address1:5300 Geary Blvd.Suites 315 (Between 17th & 18th Ave.) San Francisco, CA 94121
Address2:800 California ST,#120 Mountain View, CA 94041