IS ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?
Pain is one way our bodies dialogue with our conscious mind. It calls attention to something out of balance. Acupuncture, in general, can be relatively painless. To compare, about 114 acupuncture needles could fit in the same area as a hollow, hypodermic needle. There may be a slight sting when the acupuncture needle is inserted but the feeling is not the pinch from a shot at the western doctor. Once inserted an acupuncturist will try to have the qi arrive. This feeling may manifest itself in different ways. Sometimes it is "painful," sometimes nothing is felt. It may feel heavy or light, hot or cold, moving in a direction or felt in completely different part of the body. The important thing to remember is to communicate your feelings to your practitioner.
HOW SAFE ARE THE CHINESE HERBS NEW HOPE OM USES?
Chinese herbs are normally safe when provided by a nationally certified, licensed practitioner and strict international guidelines are in place to ensure the safety of Chinese herbs and formulas. There are growers, processing plants and distributors that do not use these ethical practices but New Hope OM strives to order herbs and formulas that meet cGMP standards.
Does New Hope Oriental Medicine accept medical insurance?
Generally, acupuncture is not covered by most health insurance providers and New Hope OM is not set up at this moment to file insurance claims. Patients are encouraged to fill out an insurance claim with their carrier to determine if acupuncture is covered. You will be offered an option to receive a receipt at the end of the treatment of your visit to file with your insurance carrier. We are now able to afforded ICD-10 codes to file with your medical insurance provider.
what is Daoism/taoism? The Dao/Tao?
The Dao/Tao is probably best describe by its patron, Laozi/Laotzu. "The Dao/Tao that can be spoken of is not the eternal Dao/Tao." That said, we can see the manifestation of the Dao/Tao in everything. It is the path we walk in search of the mystery. Daoist philosophy was formed in naturalism, an inspection of the aspects of nature and life. The Daoists studied these phenomenon and found correlations about the outside world and applied them to humankind, physically and spiritually.
Can an acupuncturist and western physician work together?
Of course. We love to work together to integrate with all your health care professionals.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
During the leadership of Mao Zedong, classical Chinese medicine was almost completely abandoned for newer pharmaceutical medications. When the supply of these medications became short, Mao attempted to unify the many forms of Chinese medical practice and helped develop Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Many itinerant, "barefoot" doctors were sent to treat the poor and suffering throughout China.
How long has chinese medicine been available and practiced?
And who was receiving treatments?
"Classical" Chinese medicine has been practiced, and continued to evolve, long before the appearance of modern, allopathic medicine. From emperors to common folk, acupuncture and Chinese herbal prescriptions successfully treated all sort of physical, mental, and spiritual ailments in Asia for the preceding couple thousand years virtually uninterrupted.