Posts tagged with ‘Education’

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Top 6 Questions Asked During An Acupuncture Treatment

by Jessica Zerr
Vancouver Acupuncture

Patients are always asking questions during an acupuncture treatment and I continually encourage them to ask more. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. 1) What Am I Supposed To Feel? As the patient you will likely feel some pressure in the local area where the needle is being inserted. You may also feel a warm sensation or muscle fasciculation (twitch), which may radiate to another part of the body. All of these sensations usually dissipate quickly, however it’s ok if you still feel some slight pressure in the local area. Most patients usually say, “That’s it. Really? That’s what it feels like? Well that didn’t hurt at […]

Acupuncture vs. IMS – What’s the Difference?

by Jessica Zerr
Electro-Stim Acupuncture Treatment

So you’ve heard about Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Sometimes it’s referred to as Dry Needling. Perhaps you’ve experienced one or both, but you’re wondering, what’s the difference? Well it turns out they’re actually pretty similar. Here’s what you need to know: 1) Where did it Start? IMS is NOT a new treatment, it is simply eastern medicine disguised as western medicine. All the techniques used in IMS have been used in traditional Chinese acupuncture for over 3000 years and it is derived from a technique commonly called “Burning the Mountain” or “Cooling the Sky.”  There are several techniques in traditional Chinese acupuncture that involve inserting the needle to various […]

What Do You Know About Your Health Care Professional?

by Jessica Zerr
Vancouver Acupuncture Training

With the growing popularity of complementary medicine, it can be confusing and frustrating to know what to look for when considering alternative treatment options. Health care professionals must complete a lengthy education process to become certified in their area of expertise, but they also have the option of taking courses to complement their practice. For example a physiotherapist may take a course to become certified in acupuncture with 60 hours of clinical training. This may sound like a lot of time, but it’s relatively small in comparison to the average 448 – 1380+ clinical hours required by a registered acupuncturist.   Clinical Hours Classroom Learning Online Learning Registered Acupuncturist 448 – […]