acupuncture studio city

Acupuncture by Gerald Mason

Acupuncture is a primary health care modality that has flourished in Asia for at least 2,500 years and is used widely throughout Europe. It involves the stimulation of a certain point or points on or near the surface of the body by the insertion of needles to prevent or modify the perception of pain or to normalize physiological functions, including pain control, for the treatment of certain diseases or dysfunctions of the body and includes the techniques of electro acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion.

Acupuncture in Studio City

The benefits of acupuncture have become widely recognized and integrated with mainstream healthcare. Acupuncture treats and strengthens the physical condition and controls pain. The aim, as practiced in oriental medicine, is not necessarily to eliminate or alleviate symptoms. The objective, rather, is to increase both the ability to function and the quality of life.

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Acupuncture in San Fernando Valley

Anyone who is suffering from migraine knows how painful it is when it strikes. For most migraine sufferers, they reach out to their medicine cabinet and pop some pills for relief.

Have you ever thought of going to an acupuncture clinic to have someone placed pins in your skin?

You probably might not think of that but acupuncture is actually a viable treatment for pain relief. Its popularity is increasing because of the benefits experienced by those patients who underwent such treatment.

Nowadays, more and more people are seeking this alternative medicine.

How it works?

Acupuncture clinic in San Fernando Valley offers classical acupuncture that treats any obstruction in the body resulting in the alleviation of imbalances affecting the function of the body’s internal organs.

It is also used in stimulating nervous system to release certain chemicals in the body to change the patient’s way of dealing with pain. Then, it influences the body’s own way of regulating the entire system to handle the pain.

Medical acupuncture is now being used along with conventional medicine. But it is performed by trained professionals who are licensed to carry out such procedure. They can either opt to use traditional medicine or use it in combination of acupuncture to treat certain illness.

What to expect?

Before an acupuncture session begins, the professional will perform a thorough examination. Then, he/she will assess the patient’s condition.

If the patient is deemed to be a good candidate for this procedure, the acupuncturist can start inserting needles in the patient’s skin. The needles can be inserted with face down, up or side. This will depend on the condition of the patient.

Back to Wellness acupuncture clinic only utilizes single-use, sterile needles. Once they are inserted in the patient’s skin, they are kept there up to 20 minutes. Then again, the time will depend on the patient’s condition.

The number of acupuncture sessions will vary from one person to another. Because this treatment is individualized, the patient may require frequent visits or just a few treatments.

When needles are inserted in the skin, the patient will not feel pain. If there is, it is just minimal. Needles used are very thin and made from stainless steel. Therefore, the risk of bruising or any skin irritation is less. The risk of infection is also zero as needles are disposable.

Back to Wellness clinic offers acupuncture services in San Fernando Valley. To make an appointment, visit:

Gerald Mason L. Ac.(Acupuncturist)
Acupuncture Studio City | Back To Wellness | 818-985-2559
12526 Riverside Dr
Studio City, CA 91607