Acupuncture FAQ's

Medical acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles are inserted into anatomically defined neuro-functional sites for the therapeutic purpose of modulating the abnormal activity of the nervous system in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseased in which these modulatory mechanisms are available.

Acupuncture may provide relief for the following conditions

Headaches                                 Sinusitis                                                 Jaw Pain

Neck pain                                   Upper Back pain                                    Low Back pain

Sciatica                                       Disc Herniations                                   Joint pain

Sports injuries                           Shoulder pain                                        Frozen Shoulder

Muscle Tears                             Muscle Injuries                                      Tendinitis

Wrist Pain                                  Elbow pain (Tennis/Golfer’s elbow)     Plantar Fasciitis

Knee pain/Injuries                    Foot Pain                                                 Cerebral Palsy


Possible Therapeutic Effects of Acupuncture include:

  • Pain relief

  • Increased energy

  • Improved mood

  • Improved body function

  • Help speed up recovery from previous injuries

What is acupuncture?

Medical acupuncture is a safe therapeutic treatment that uses a variety of dry needling techniques to help normalize pain and dysfunction. Acupuncture has been shown to help manage and treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and provide relief from previous injuries or pain.  Acupuncture can be used for both pain management and injury management.

Is acupuncture safe?

Most patients find acupuncture treatments are relaxing and cause minimal discomfort.  Acupuncture is a safe treatment performed by trained practitioners who use single-use, sterile and disposable needles.  Acupuncture may not be suitable for patients who are pregnant or on anti-coagulant medications. Please consult Dr. Muzos for more information regarding acupuncture treatment. 

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by inserting needles into specific points on the body which have become altered due to stress, pain, or injury.  Acupuncture has an effect on the central nervous system, by stimulating the release of the body’s natural endorphins to decrease pain.  In addition, acupuncture has healing effects on damaged tissue by increasing oxygen and blood flow to the targeted site as well as decreasing inflammation.

Is acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture is usually comfortable. The needles used are very fine, thin, metallic needles, in order to insert the needle with minimal discomfort. Patients have an individualized response to acupuncture, which could include, no pain, or minimal pain upon insertion. Dr. DaSilva will provide you with a detailed description of the treatment and monitor your response during and after the session.

How many sessions of treatment will I need?

The number of treatment sessions is determined by the practitioner based upon your specific condition.  Acute conditions usually take fewer treatment sessions (approximately 6 sessions) and chronic conditions usually take more sessions.  A specific treatment plan will be created for your condition.  

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