PremierMD  & Premier Medical Acupuncture - 757 Route 202/206, Bridgewater NJ  - (908) 450 7002

 

 


 


  How is Medical Acupuncture different from the other types of acupuncture?
Medical acupuncture is practiced by a licensed medical physician. Doctor Boguslavsky, a Board Certified Family Physician, can understand and evaluate your symptoms using both the conventional medical and complementary medicine perspective. His superior knowledge of anatomy, and understanding of disease pathology serves his patients well.
  How do I know if it will help me?
No technique works for 100% of people and acupuncture is no exception. Every person is different in terms of his or her response to acupuncture. Knowing that many other patients like you have had good success with it, should give you some hope. Broadly speaking, a successful response as defined in our practice would be 50% reduction in global symptoms within 4-6 treatments. In our practice, at least 80 percent of patients experience a positive response to acupuncture.
  How often should I come for Acupuncture? How long is each treatment?
Unless the problem is really acute, like an ankle sprain, we recommend for the patients to plan a series of six weekly sessions followed by spacing out of the visits and treatments. The initial consultation and treatment is allocated a full hour for the history-taking, examination and treatment. Follow-up visits, in general, do not take more than a half-hour.
  Does Acupuncture hurt?
It would not be true to say that acupuncture patients experience no discomfort whatsoever. However, most patients find any discomfort very minor and quite tolerable. Most describe the sensation as a minor ache that passes within a few seconds.
  Do you prescribe Chinese herbs?
In our practice, we've found a few tried and tested formulas that we use routinely with our patients. Some of the formulae are for the adults, while others are especially useful in kids.
  Are there any recommendations for patients to follow after the treatment?
Traditionally, the patients are asked to abstain for the rest of the day from excessive exercise, intercourse, heavy foods, or alcohol.
 
 
 
 
 
  How effective is Medical Acupuncture for smoking cessation?
Acupuncture can be a useful adjunct to a formal tobacco cessation program. While it won’t make one dislike smoking, it will cut down on the withdrawal sensations such as cravings, irritability, anxiety, etc.
  What is your opinion on the issue of acupuncture for weight loss?
Although some patients report significant success with acupuncture for weight control, it has been my experience that, by itself, acupuncture cannot overcome the impact of a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition. That said, acupuncture can help if it is added to a weight management program that includes improved nutrition, diet, and increased exercise. As my mentor used to say, “If acupuncture was a cure for obesity, there wouldn’t be so many overweight acupuncturists!”
  Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?
Although there is plenty of research that shows the healthy impact of a positive attitude, acupuncture's effect is independent of whether you "believe in it" or not. I have seen it help those who swore it's a bunch of voodoo, and I've seen it fail in those with strong belief and expectation of success. Alas, acupuncture is no magic bullet that helps everyone.
  How does acupuncture work? What is it that the needles actually do? Is there some sort of medicine inside the needles?
The needles are made of solid metal and do not contain any medicine inside them. As for how acupuncture works, the answers depend a great deal on who you ask. Traditional practitioners believe that the needles resolve problems by helping the energy, Qi, flow more freely through the body. Western practitioners explain acupuncture's effectiveness through the impact it has on the muscles, nerves, and connective tissue. It also seems that acupuncture is able to alteration in brain chemistry