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Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture in Las Vegas

Peter Lok Acupuncture is your trusted source for Las Vegas acupuncture. With over 35 years of experience treating pain, we strive to empower our patient's everyday wellness. Because we understand that most people would like to prevent pain and illness from occurring, we are dedicated to helping you create health from within.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a medical modality that has been used for thousands of years. Sterile, hair-thin needles are placed along the skin to create a favorable physiological change in the body. Acupuncture needles are situated along meridians that correspond to the entire body. These meridians help facilitate the flow of qi or energy throughout the body. Acupuncture needles placed along the skin help circulate nutrients and bio-chemicals that reduce pain and improve overall health.

What Takes Place During My Las Vegas Acupuncture Session?

We will complete a thorough discussion of your health concerns at the beginning of your visit. Typically you will comfortably relax with your needles between 20-40 minutes depending on your personal health concerns.

Do Acupuncture Needles Hurt?

Most people report a tingling or slightly warm sensation when the needles are inserted, but not pain. You will likely feel relaxed and may even take a short nap once your needles are in.

What Does Acupuncture Treat?

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment modality for a wide variety of both acute and chronic conditions. Acupuncture can be ideal for treating headache, neck pain, back pain, menstrual concerns, reproductive concerns, arthritis, sciatica, migraine, infertility, vertigo, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, depression, anxiety, obesity, constipation, GERD, psoriasis, tennis elbow, diarrhea, bladder infection, many sports injuries, car accident injuries, the common cold, influenza and more. If you have a health concern that you do not see listed here, we are happy to help answer questions you may have about your personal health.

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping is used for a number of purposes, from balancing the immune system during the common cold or flu to helping treat sore muscles and a variety of pain concerns. During a session, cups will be placed over the skin to create a vacuum seal. This painless procedure helps pull metabolic waste to the surface of the skin that will be eliminated through the lymph system. Cupping helps create improved circulation so healing can take place. We will suggest the number of cupping treatments that will be necessary to optimize your health.

What Is Electro-Acupuncture Treatment?

Electro-acupuncture is used for a wide variety of acute and chronic health concerns. This modality will enhance regular acupuncture treatments. Electrical stimulation through the acupuncture needle may shorten treatment by providing significant results.

What Is Heat Therapy?

Heat therapy is a soothing modality that helps loosen up sore muscles and tissues. We will combine heat therapy with other therapies such as cupping or Las Vegas acupuncture to help accentuate the healing process and help you feel comfortable.

For more information contact Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas today at 702-732-0178.