A South Austin holistic acupuncture and wellness practice

Frequently Asked Questions

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, acupuncture is a safe and effective technique with no harmful side effects. Acupuncture practitioners are highly trained and licensed under state and national regulations.  Each needle is only used once and discarded after treatment.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles are very tiny and are placed in different points around the body. In some of the points, you won’t feel anything. In other points, you might notice a bit of pain, numbness, tingling, buzzing as the needle goes in. This is usually only felt for a few seconds; and as the energy in the point is released, you will feel deep relaxation and letting go.

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Feeling lost or stuck
  • PMS
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Irregular cycles
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Weight loss
  • Allergies
  • Addictions

How long is each session?

Each session is 60-90 minutes long. Your first session will include an in depth review of your health history, lifestyle, and goals; 30 minutes of acupuncture with powerful energy work; and time afterwards for integration, discussion of treatment plan, and homework to be implemented during the week which may include herbs, exercises, breathing or meditation practices, or mindfulness practices like journaling. I will stay with you the entire session focusing on giving you the best possible treatment.

How many sessions will I need?

This is unique to each person. For most chronic conditions, an initial 6-8 sessions are needed. Some people feel immediate results, and for others acupuncture has a cumulative effect over the course of a few sessions. After the initial series of sessions, ongoing monthly or quarterly maintenance sessions are recommended to stabilize the results. If you are committed to taking herbs, implementing the homework, and most importantly to a healthy lifestyle you will progress more quickly and the effects of the acupuncture will be deeper.

Why choose Dragon Blossom Acupuncture & Wellness?

My intensive training in meditation, meditation based therapy, and energetic sensing along with in depth training in both Eastern and Western medicine has given me the ability to understand the body on physical, energetic, and spiritual levels. I can help resolve blockages and imbalances with acupuncture and the energetic work I do during the session. Passionate about guiding you to lasting transformation, I seek the source of your ailment to find resolution at the root. Often this involves shifting at a deep level, empowering you to make changes that bring positive effects throughout your life.

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