Frequently asked questions
Acupuncture is usually safe and painless; however, it may include minor bleeding or bruising where the needles were inserted. At NexusMed, our licensed and certified acupuncturist uses fine, sterile needles to minimize the risks of bruising and infection.
Acupuncture when pregnant is safe and could help reduce symptoms of depression and muscle pain common in women who are expecting. Our licensed acupuncturists take special care of our patients and highly specialize in acupuncture services
Acupuncture can help decrease the number, intensity, and duration of headaches.
Yes, acupuncture is used to stimulate tissue repair and activate muscles that have been inhibited, for example, following joint replacement surgery.
No. All needles are for one-time use, and then disposed of in a sharps container.
Electro Puncture is a type of acupuncture treatment where a small electric current is passed through two fine needles to enhance the effect of traditional acupuncture. Using electricity can amplify the pain-relieving effect and helps drive away inflammation and help restore the body’s natural balance and promote healing and overall well-being.
Generally, cupping is painless and does not hurt. Some patients may have complained of pain near the neck area, but this sudden pain disappears as your body gets used to the suction. You may feel tired the next day after your cupping session as your body is still processing it; there is nothing to worry about.
Light therapy helps alleviate seasonal affective depression (SAD) symptoms as it compensates for the lack of sunlight people get during the winter. It balances your serotonin levels responsible for mood regulation and restoring your biological clock to its natural cycle. It helps fight off insomnia, improves your sleep, and increases alertness, both of which are symptoms of depression.
It is well known that the longer a problem existed the more treatments it will take. In the beginning of treatment, it is important to come in more often so we can make the changes we need to stimulate the nervous system to change the soft tissue repair process and reduce inflammation.