Overview

The Acupuncture Clinic at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute has been actively functioning since the inception of the Hospital. Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicised Acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions.


 


Acupuncture is considered to be a family of procedures, not one single exact approach to pain or disease management. All Acupuncture practices involve the stimulation of specific points on the body using a variety of techniques, usually needles. Acupuncture is usually done by hand, with a trained practitioner carefully inserting the needles into specific points in the body very shallowly into the skin. Normally about 10 to 20 thin needles are used at one time. The needles are small enough to fit inside of a normal-sized needle that would be used to take blood, making the process pretty painless for most people. There are other techniques of Acupuncture that use light electrical stimulations that flow through the needles. We also provide Magnet Therapy for children and adults as per the need.

Services

WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?


An Acupuncture session works something like this:



  • First, the Acupuncturist will speak with the patient about their history of disease and do a physical examination

  • The Acupuncturist will then use sterile, disposable small needles and place them along specific ‘meridians’ on the body

  • Redness may occur around a needle site, and this is thought to be a sign of energy imbalance in that area

  • The needles will usually stay in the body for a short period of time while the patient’s energy is reworking and balancing itself. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained between five and 40 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.

  • After the needles are removed, the patient can go about the daily routine as usual and is advised to drink plenty of water in an effort to help the detoxifying process.


 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Does Acupuncture hurt?


Surprisingly, although needles are used in Acupuncture, treatments are relatively pain-free. In fact, one of the most popular uses of Acupuncture is to reduce chronic pain throughout the body in a natural way, without the need for medications that can cause unwanted side effects.


 


Is Acupuncture safe?


We use disposable, sterile, non-toxic, and labeled for single use needles only.


 


How many treatment sessions will I need?


The frequency and number of treatment sessions differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment session itself. For complex or long-standing chronic problems, usually fewer visits are required, usually eight to ten visits in total. An individualised treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatment sessions will be discussed during your initial visit.


 


What is Acupuncture able to treat?



  • Facial Palsy

  • Muscle Spasms and Pain

  • Chronic Back Problems and Lumbar Disc Problems

  • Headaches including Migraine

  • Neck Pain and Cervical Spondylitis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Knee Pain

  • Allergies

  • Digestive Problems

  • Depression

  • Addiction

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Asthma

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Insomnia

  • Infertility

  • Recovery from Chemotherapy

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Obesity

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Dr. Komal Dalal MBBS, PDCR, PGDPC, Certified Acupuncturist Consultant Acupuncturist