People sometimes wonder if acupuncture works as a result of the placebo effect. The word placebo means “I believe” in Latin. And the essence of the placebo effect is that belief in a treatment may sometimes be enough to change the course of illness. What is a placebo? A placebo is defined as anything that…
It’s one of the most frequently asked question about acupuncture: How does it work? Acupuncturists love talking about qi and meridians and Chinese Medicine theory, but what does the science say? This article explores what some of the research studies tell us about how and why acupuncture works.
Patients often ask us why they feel the needles in some points and not others. We answer that question in this episode of Ask the Acupuncturist.
Our newest Acupuncturist Diane Holmes shares about her background, what she loves about acupuncture, and what she likes to do for fun!
It’s common to have questions about acupuncture. Because acupuncture treatment involves needles, it can seem intimidating or downright scary! At Encircle Acupuncture, we see many patients who have never received acupuncture treatment before visiting us. As a result, we’ve been asked almost every question possible about getting acupuncture and what the process is like. We…
Can acupuncture help treat nerve damage and other nerve-related issues? We answer that question in this episode of Ask the Acupuncturist.
How many treatments are needed to treat your specific situation? We answer this common patient question in this video.
Acupuncture and dry needling use the same type of needles, but that’s where the similarities end. Here’s a look at the difference between dry needling and acupuncture.