Most every day at Desneige Acupuncture and Allergy Care, we receive questions from past, present or future patients regarding different therapies and treatments, fees and rates, appointments and consultations, privacy and confidentiality … you name it.
And, rightfully so, as the history, range, and growth of our center can inspire curiosity, stimulate discussion, promote research, challenge beliefs, and, very often, encourage a life-changing course of treatment of an acute or a chronic medical condition or problem.
While it’s not possible to list every question asked by patients, following is a sampling of the most frequently asked questions involving Acupuncture Therapy, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, and Cosmetic MicroNeedling therapy that we offer at our center:
When needles are used as part of an acupuncture treatment, they are ultra-thin and flexible, almost as thin as a strand of hair, thereby permitting a nearly painless (shallow) insertion into the skin at any one of 2,000 or more acupuncture points in the body. A few patients have compared it to the feeling or sensation of a mosquito bite. When magnets or what’s known as low-level lasers are used in acupuncture therapy, it’s safe to say that the treatment is totally free of any pain or sensation.
As the patient who is undergoing treatment, you always are in control; you can stop treatment at any time. Most treatments are performed while you comfortably rest on a padded table or sitting in soft leather reclining chair. The treatment rooms are quiet, with only the sound of soothing music in the background. Most treatment sessions last about 45 to 60 minutes and many patients fall asleep during treatment. While most patients welcome the calm, serene environment during treatment, you have the option to take a short break or discontinue the session if you desire. Every patient is different, so you can be assured that we will accommodate your needs and wishes at all times before, during, and after treatment.
No two patients and their conditions are alike, and because each one responds differently to treatment, it’s virtually impossible to determine or project the length of time or number treatments that will be needed to bring relief and promote healing. However, our goal at the center always has been and always will be to alleviate your symptoms/problems and accelerate your body’s own healing process as quickly as possible.
We provide a discreet, caring environment for all patients at all times. All personal and treatment issues are maintained in the strictest confidence at all times, as well. Often, staff members themselves do not know the purpose or reason for a patient’s visit, consultation, appointment, or treatment.
Advanced Allergy Therapeutics
Following a treatment session, patients should avoid the item(s) for at least two hours, if possible. It is recommended that patients avoid excessive or extended contact with the item(s) until the following day.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy
Every function in the human body is electrically based. The electricity made inside your cells provides energy and power for your body. When micro(electrical)current is applied or introduced to the body at a specific frequency (speed) via FSM therapy, or otherwise at a frequency resembling that which the body naturally produces, the body recognizes the current as its own and responds by trying to “normalize” the condition and help it to recuperate or recover, as well as relieve pain, relax muscles, reduce inflammation, and improve healing at enhanced or accelerated rates, which other therapies or treatments are not able to do or accomplish.
FSM is based or works on the principle of biologic resonance or understanding that each cell has an ideal resonant frequency. When the body experiences any type of injury, trauma, stress or increased inflammation, for instance, the normal resonant frequency of the affected tissue is altered. Research and experience shows or demonstrates that micro(electrical)current frequencies can resonate with biologic tissue in the body when the correct or specific frequency is applied or introduced, which can stimulate or activate a repairing or healing response that helps to return the affected tissue back to its normal frequency and, as a result, help to restore balance and comfort in the body.
Yes. The micro-electric currents used in FSM therapy are so low (i.e., sub-sensory) that patients do not feel them. FSM provides electrical current in the millionth of an ampere, which is well below the stimulation threshold of sensory nerves (the body’s own cells generate a current in the microampere range).
Side effects of FSM treatments are usually very rare and mild. If any side effect does occur, it likely would include one or more of the following while receiving a treatment or for a brief time after treatment:
Every person will respond differently to FSM therapy and while some patients feel measurable changes or improvements in their medical problem or situation following only one therapy session or after just a few treatments, the number or amount of treatments that most patients will need really depends on many factors. These usually include the complexity or severity of their condition and whether it is acute or chronic, as well as their diet, lifestyle, level of inflammation, and underlying health problem(s) and condition(s), for example.
Because microcurrent frequencies travel most effectively within or through hydrated tissue, it’s recommended that patients drink a good amount of water (preferably at least two cups or about 16 ounces) before and after a treatment. No other preparation is recommended or needed.
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If you are, or someone you know is, interested in receiving treatment with Acupuncture Therapy, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, or Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy, or would like to receive more information about them, please contact Desneige Acupuncture and Allergy Care today to schedule a consultation or to make an appointment.