FAQS

 

1)  What should I expect during my first visit at Shen Wellness Centre?

The first session always starts with an intake. Depending on the type of therapy that you would like to have you will have to provide personal information about your clinical history.

You have to fill in a health history form. The therapist will begin by asking you questions; he/she may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.

 

2)  Do I have to pay for the first consultation?

No, TCM consultation is completely free of charge. 

 

3)  What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture consists of inserting very fine needles into certain points on the body called acupuncture points to treat diseases.

 

4)  Does it hurt the application of the needles?

Although there are areas of the body more sensitive than others, due to the fine thickness of these, there is no pain felt when the needles are inserted, they are almost imperceptible, however a slight sensation of cramps can be felt during the session because the energy that circulates through the meridians, called ´´Qi´´has been stimulated.

 

5) Is there risk of infection through needles?

No. It is important to prevent complications by requiring the professional to use disposable needles. At our center all the needles used are sterile and single use, once used they are collected in a waste container and a toxic waste management company is responsible for incinerating them.

 

6) What diseases can be treated with acupuncture?

There are many pathologies treatable with these techniques. The treatments carried out at Shen Wellness are complete.

Can be applied different TCM techniques such as auriculotherapy, massages, cupping, moxibustion. Also, we strongly recommend a healthy lifestyle, diet, physical activities. TCM it’s a field of action, can approach different pathologies such as allergies, anxiety, stress, digestive system disorders, etc

In which area of my body will the needles be applied?

The needles are placed on the energetic points that corresponds to the meridians. Each meridian is a channel through which the vital energy flows within our body. Deeping of the diagnosis will be used some pints or anthers.

 

7) How long does a session with Traditional Chinese medicine last?

It is variable, depending on the problem to be approached, the lifestyle of that person etc. The needles generally will be applied for 20-30 minutes per session. However, in order it is recommended to have several sessions in order to achieve optimal results.

 

8) After how many sessions can I notice improves?

Every patient it is different and has a different pathology to be treated. There are patients who notice improvement after several sessions, while some notice from the first or second session.

 

9) Is it normal to feel worse during the session?

Yes, it is normal because during the session, the recovery process is progressive, going through different states until the result.

 

10) Why do I have the feeling that I still have the needles in after acupuncture session?

The feeling of having the needles in after acupuncture session is because there were used points due to good stimulation by the therapist.

 

11) How often should I go for TCM session?

The frequency of TCM depend on the diagnosis and the patient condition. It can start with 2 sessions per week at the beginning of the treatment and alternate days with frequency, however it depends on the patient`s evolution and can be reduced until the patient total improvement is obtained, and the treatment is completed.

 

12) It is Acupuncture a harmful technique?

No if it is performed by qualified professionals, who are experts in Traditional Chinse Medicine. To avoid secondary effects in the puncture or a false diagnosis. The Acupuncturist at Shen Wellness centre have followed the training and obtained all the qualification to provide the acupuncture and another TCM techniques. The needles used are disposable and single use, they are sterilized and packaged one by one in blister packs, they are totally safe and comply with all CE regulations.

 

13)  Why are treat differently 2 patients with the same diagnosis?

According TCM each person is unique, they can develop a different disorder, where can constantly changes, to be approached correctly, there for the treatment is also adapted to the characteristics of each individual.

 

14) What do I do during a massage treatment?

Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she/he will either move you or will ask you to move. Do not resist falling asleep; it is a normal reaction of the body which also makes the treatment more effective.

 

15) Is it normal to feel pain during the massage?

This depends on the type of massage and the condition of the muscles. A soft, relaxing massage that doesn’t probe very deep into the muscles, shouldn’t hurt. It is normal to feel pain during deep tissue massage and therapeutic massage.

 

16) How often should I get a massage?

Depends on the condition of your body. If you are looking for some relaxation, then a session every 4 weeks may be fine for you. However, if there is a certain health condition you would like to improve, then it is recommended to go every 2 weeks; sometimes more frequent 30-minute sessions can be effective to achieve your goals.

 

17)  How do I know how often I need a massage?

Frequency of sessions should be discussed with your massage therapist after your treatment.

 

18) Why do I feel exhausted next day after the massage treatment?

If you received a deep massage, you may be slightly sore the next day – much like a good workout at the gym. After the treatment and in the night the muscles are relaxed; however, in the morning, when the toxins are eliminated from your body the muscles will become more sensitive. Sometimes a hot shower, or a soak in the tub can ease this soreness.

 

19) When should I not get a massage?

You should not book a massage if you have a fever, cold/flu, or contagious skin infection. With some conditions it is a good idea to get an approval from your physician before you receive massage.

 

20) It is recommended to exercise after a massage.

Yes, if you have a sport massage.