What is acupuncture?

  With its roots in ancient China somewhere between 5-6,000 years ago, Acupuncture is one of the oldest, uninterrupted healing arts in the world. Acupuncture owes most of its longevity to being both powerful and flexible, and greatly to the fact that it’s also very adaptable: changing continuously throughout its history to meet the needs of the people that it is treating. In today’s day and age, Acupuncture fits in very well, treating many conditions including chronic and acute pain, injuries, as well as many imbalances like insomnia, depression, digestive problems, colds/flus and much more!

Jason Wechs, L.Ac. is a licensed Acupuncturist out of Tucson, AZ. Learn more about him here.

Frequently asked questions:

 Q: How does acupuncture work?

 A:  Acupuncture works by stimulating nerve bundles in specific places on the body that have a dynamic effect on the body, stimulating the flow of blood and oxygen, the release and secretion of hormones, both of which help to increase the body’s ability to heal and bring it back to a state of homeostasis.  

The Chinese have understood the effects of these points in the body for thousands of years through well documented, research from empirical, experiential, and result based data.  What the Chinese call meridians or channels of energy are slowly being proven and have actually been seen using new technological instruments, like CT scans.http://themindunleashed.com/2014/03/science-finally-confirmed-existence-acupuncture-points-validating-chinese-medicine.html

 Q: How big are the Needles?

A: The needles are very thin, to about the width of a hair. 16 acupuncture needles can fit into one hypodermic needle used to give you a shot.

Q: Does it hurt?

A: At MPH, I strive for as little pain as possible. Insertion of the needles should be painless.

Q: Are there any side effects from Acupuncture?

A: There are no real lasting side effects from acupuncture. You may feel spacey and euphoric after your session, but this usually will go away in an hour afterwards by itself. Generally, it is felt as a positive experience and part of the treatment.

Q: How many treatments does it normally take to treat people?

A: There is no definite answer to the question, as it depends on the many factors of the condition: is it chronic or Acute? How long you have had it? What or are there any underlying causes that need to be addressed? I take every person to be completely unique and therefore treat them with a unique treatment catered to them. It may be one treatment, it may be many, or it may be an ongoing and preventative monthly visit.

What are some of the healing benefits of Acupuncture?

  Clients can use acupuncture to treat a wide range of health issues including:

  • Insomnia
  • Weight Loss
  • Back injury
  • Surgery Prevention
  • Post Surgical recovery
  • Nerve pain or chronic pain
  • Fatigue and/or fibromyalgia
  • Swelling due to injuries
  • Fertility Issues
  • Depression and much more

 Contact Jason today to discuss your unique health situation, and together create a customized healing plan that suits your needs perfectly!  He is happy to answer any questions you may have.

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" I have been blessed to be a patient of Jason's.  He is truly a healer and caregiver.  He has a very calming presence and is very intuitive.  I have received acupuncture and Theta work from him and both have had immediate and profound impacts on my health.  I look forward to our sessions every week."  - K.M.