Phone: (831)238-0131   Address: 740 Front Street, Suite 250, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Kristina Hanley Acupuncture

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that originated 2500 years ago and continues to be used today to treat and prevent illnesses and diseases. Chinese Medicine includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage, nutrition, and exercise. Traditional Chinese Medicine is increasingly recognized as a very effective form of medical treatment, and medical communities around the world are integrating it into their healthcare systems.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Occasional treatments throughout the year are usually sufficient to maintain good health. Treatments typically last from 45 minutes to an hour.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture needles are about as thin as a strand of hair. They are inserted quickly to avoid a feeling of pain. Many of the points needled are not felt at all. During the treatment, some people feel a tingling sensation, which is the energy traveling along the meridians. Most people feel deeply relaxed during an acupuncture treatment. Within the scope of Chinese Medicine, there are also needle-free techniques that are used, including cupping, moxibustion, and electromagnetic therapy.

More Info

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 831-238-0131.