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Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a moment to review the most frequently asked questions for Re Nu Mi Wellness Center.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no pain as the needles are inserted. Patients who have received inoculations or other medical injections are sometimes fearful that acupuncture treatments will be just as painful. The truth is just the opposite. Acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, no bigger than a human hair. When inserted into the point, the needle produces little to no sensation at all.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. The FDA requires that sterile, nontoxic needles be used and that they be labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only. Needles generally cause no bleeding on entry or removal, and one of the great advantages of acupuncture is the absence of serious side effects.

Is Acupuncture For You?

Acupuncture can effectively treat acute and chronic conditions as well as provide preventive care, allowing the patient to avoid medication or surgery. To discover whether acupuncture is helpful for you, try it.

How Widely is Acupuncture Used in the United States?

In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States. According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 8.2 million US adults had never used acupuncture and an estimated 2.1 million US adults had used acupuncture in the previous year.

What is the Difference Between A.R.T. and Acupuncture?

A.R.T. and Acupuncture are different techniques within Traditional Eastern Medicine. With the A.R.T. technique, the needles are inserted and removed immediately. In Traditional Acupuncture, the needles are inserted and left in the body for 18-20 minutes. A.R.T. treatment would be considered a more Yang, or masculine and aggressive technique whereas, Acupuncture would be considered more Yin, gentle and passive. Both treatments will calm the mind and relax the whole body

How Many Treatments of A.R.T. Will I Need Before I See Results?

Healing begins with the first needle penetration. Patients can expect immediate changes within 1 to 3 treatments. Some patients experience more progressive results as treatment continues. In most cases, it has taken several years for toxins to buildup in the body. Treatment usually starts with a series of 10 sessions. More intense conditions can require a follow-up series to completely and thoroughly address all issues and concerns.

How Does A.R.T. Reverse the Effects of Aging?

A.R.T. helps reverse the signs of aging by increasing blood circulation to the skin, releasing muscle tightness, and removing harmful toxins from the connective tissue between the skin and muscle. As a result, new freshly oxygenated blood circulates through to the skin and stimulates the formation of new collagen and the production of new cells.