Healthy Body Soul

FAQ

FAQ

The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica. 

Acupuncture needles are 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic needle. They are so thin that several acupuncture needles can go into the middle of a hypodermic needle. There is little sensitivity to the insertion of acupuncture needles.
While some people feel nothing at all; others experience a brief moment of discomfort as the needle penetrates the skin that can be followed by a mild sensation of cramping, tingling, numbness, traveling warmth, or heaviness. The needles are left in place for twenty to forty minutes. Most people find the experience extremely relaxing and uplifting and even fall asleep for the duration of the treatment.
That being said, some conditions will respond better to a thicker gauge acupuncture needle. It is common to experience soreness during and after an acupuncture treatment. It is important to let your acupuncturist know immediately so that they can make you more comfortable. If you are sensitive to acupuncture or ‘needle-phobic’ your acupuncturist can use thinner needles and be gentler. Be sure to speak up and let the practitioner know how you are feeling!
Acupuncture needles are 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic needle. They are so thin that several acupuncture needles can go into the middle of a hypodermic needle. There is little sensitivity to the insertion of acupuncture needles.
While some people feel nothing at all; others experience a brief moment of discomfort as the needle penetrates the skin that can be followed by a mild sensation of cramping, tingling, numbness, traveling warmth, or heaviness. The needles are left in place for twenty to forty minutes. Most people find the experience extremely relaxing and uplifting and even fall asleep for the duration of the treatment.
That being said, some conditions will respond better to a thicker gauge acupuncture needle. It is common to experience soreness during and after an acupuncture treatment. It is important to let your acupuncturist know immediately so that they can make you more comfortable. If you are sensitive to acupuncture or ‘needle-phobic’ your acupuncturist can use thinner needles and be gentler. Be sure to speak up and let the practitioner know how you are feeling!

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The Eastern Explanation for how Acupunctures works is that the life energy flowing through the body which is termed Qi (pronounced chee) can be influenced and balanced by stimulating specific points on the body. These points are located along channels of energy known as meridians that connect all of our major organs. According to Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or is blocked.

Definition of Acupuncture:
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect.
Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity. Inserting needles at these points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain.
The hypothalamus-pituitary glands are responsible for releasing neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing hormones. It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine. Endorphins also play a big role in the functioning of the hormonal system. This is why acupuncture works well for back pain and arthritis and also for P.M.S. and infertility.
The substances released as a result of acupuncture not only relax the whole body, they regulate serotonin in the brain which plays a role in human and animal disposition. This is why depression is often treated with acupuncture.
Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions including

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Hay Fever
  • Earache
  • Nerve Deafness
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Eyesight
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Spastic colon
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Fibroids
  • Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Kidney Stones
  • Impotence
  • Infertility in Men and Women
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • MS
  • Hepatitis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  •  
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiff Neck
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Polio
  • Sprains
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Shingles
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus
  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Weight Contro

What our patients are saying

Mark Missigman
Mark Missigman
2022-10-18
I was out of town, with some lower back pain. He took me in immediately and provided instant relief. I enjoyed my day with my grandchildren after, pain free. Thank you
nasim kapadia
nasim kapadia
2022-10-16
The best acupuncture treatment I get it from here with LEENA. She is so specialized in her work and is very gentle and calm. I have neck problem and almost I loose hope to be getting better After physical therapist and spine Dr I came here and it's miracle for me that I get better. I am very thankful to God and than Leena here who treat me. I highly recommend this acupuncture clinic to all patients who are suffering from nerve pain. Thanks LEENA for your kindness too.
Charmed One
Charmed One
2022-08-21
Thank you Dr. Leena for helping me with my health issue. I had my menstrual cycle for three months straight everyday. I was very weak and my hemoglobin was at 5.5 (normal range: 11.5-15.5). I was weak, chest pain etc. I just had a blood transfusion and was getting iv iron transfusion but I was still bleeding. The bleeding needed to stop or else I would need another blood transfusion. The acupuncture protocol that I received from Dr. Leena stopped the bleeding after three treatments. Thank God for guiding me to Healthy Body and Soul Acupuncture. God Bless you. Sincerely, Madison
Arijana H
Arijana H
2022-02-03
3 sessions of acupuncture and I feel like my anxiety has lifted and I feel more at peace. Honestly, this place is great for energy healing. Thank you!
Bebita Metellus
Bebita Metellus
2021-12-16
I’ve never tried acupuncture and I’m also a Freon d of needles. However I enjoyed going there. They are very friendly … it worth going.
Syneeda Penland
Syneeda Penland
2021-12-16
I’m a military veteran, and several years ago I was involved in a car accident and was reluctant to continue chiropractic care after a really bad experience with a local chiropractor, due to obvious unscrupulous behavior, let’s just say, after the initial treatment he and his assistant attempted to bully me into committing to his services as well as his lawyer friend, talk about adding insult to injury. I digress. After talking it over with my VA primary care provider, we agreed that acupuncture therapy would be a suitable alternative treatment considering the magnitude of my injuries, both physical and emotional trauma. Of course personal injury lawyers were reluctant in handling my non-fault accident case, because I’d preferred a non-traditional approach in my recovery. I’d been treated by Ahmad in the past for chronic pain, and when I asked if he could help me in my recovery from the auto accident he agreed, and I’m on a positive road to full recovery. I highly recommend acupuncture therapy as a suitable alternative to physical and chiropractic therapy, because a Healthy Body aids to a Healthy Soul. It’s truly a complete holistic wellness treatment center.
Nina Boyd
Nina Boyd
2021-11-13
I was fearful of acupuncture but Ahmed eased my fears. He is very knowledgeable and explained the process. He is also very patient and a good listener. I begin to see results within a few visits. I no longer need cortisone shots! I am very pleased with the care I've received at Healthy Body and Soul. Thanks Ahmed! You rock!