Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinics located in Irvine, CA & Fullerton, CA

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment that helps balance the flow of energy throughout your body and mind. At Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute in Fullerton and Irvine, California, Brian Lee, PhD, uses acupuncture to alleviate pain and tension, reduce anxiety, relieve chronic headaches, and more. To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture, call Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute to request an appointment.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a minimally invasive treatment in which a Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute specialist inserts thin needles into predetermined points throughout your body.

Traditional Chinese medicine maintains that there are more than 350 acupuncture points in the human body that can bring the flow of energy back into balance when triggered.

Why should I try acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been proven to promote relaxation and relieve pain throughout the body. In fact, acupuncture can help improve the pain and side effects of:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Chronic headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea caused by chemotherapy
  • Sciatica
  • Congestion
  • Arthritis
  • Jaw pain and TMJ pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Hypertension
  • Tinnitus (ringing in ears)

Many Western physicians believe acupuncture stimulates nerves and muscles to relieve pain and overall discomfort. If you suffer from chronic pain, acupuncture can help your body relax and recover.

How does acupuncture work?

Before you begin your acupuncture treatment, the team at Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute looks over your medical history and analyzes any parts of your body that have been causing you pain or discomfort.

To better determine the right treatment plan for you, they also ask questions about your symptoms, lifestyle, and diet. This initial evaluation, which gives the team the information they need to develop your individualized treatment plan, can take up to an hour.

At your next appointment, the team inserts hair-thin needles into predetermined acupuncture points throughout your body.

Where the needles are inserted depends entirely on your unique plan. The team may insert the needles close to your area of pain, or further away, but your practitioner always walks you through the plan before getting started.

The team may gently twirl or manipulate the needles for stimulation, but the process should not be painful. Most patients experience a mild pinch or sting when their needles are first inserted but notify your acupuncturist right away if these symptoms don’t subside during the session.

After your initial consultation, each acupuncture appointment takes approximately 30 minutes. While most patients feel refreshed and relaxed after their sessions, contact the Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute team right away if you experience nausea, dizziness, fainting, or skin rashes following your treatment.

To schedule an initial consultation with Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute, call to schedule an appointment today.