Acupuncture Specialist

Duck Lim, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Valley Medical Center

Duck Lim, MD

Internal Medicine located in Granada Hills, CA

If you have pain in your body, are nauseous on a recurring basis, have allergies, or feel burdened by stress, you may think your best, quickest option is to take a medication. Most medications available today come with side effects, though. Acupuncture, on the other hand, can be a safe and effective way to restore your health. For more information, contact Valley Medical Center: Duck Lim, MD, in Granada Hills, California, today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a medical treatment that involves using very small, very thin needles to treat symptoms in your body. By inserting those needles at strategic points on your body, Dr. Lim can stimulate certain connective tissues, muscles, and nerves as a way to lessen your pain, allergies, nausea, or stress.

The needles used in acupuncture can also trigger the release of the painkillers your body naturally sends to sites that need it. It can also rebalance your energy.

Will acupuncture hurt?

Because the needles used in acupuncture are so thin, most people report that they don’t ever feel them at all. You will relax with the needles in place for a set amount of time, usually no longer than 30 minutes, to allow the process to take its full effect.

What can acupuncture be used to treat?

Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. While it was initially used primarily for pain management, its uses have expanded as more and more medical professionals are exploring its abilities.

Some of the conditions acupuncture can treat include:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Allergies
  • Dental pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nausea, including nausea caused by chemotherapy and morning sickness
  • Menstrual pain
  • Sprains
  • Stress
  • Stiffness or pain in the neck
  • Stiffness or pain in the back

Many people report feeling relaxed and energized after their acupuncture treatment.

Is acupuncture safe?

When performed by Dr. Lim, who has extensive experience in administering acupuncture, it is absolutely safe. In fact, it can be safer than trying new medications. Many people choose to try acupuncture before trying a prescription solution to protect their overall health. While medications almost always come with side effects and can cause dependencies, acupuncture is safe, natural, and non-habit forming.

Acupuncture is ideal for people who are already on medications that can have adverse reactions when combined with other medications. Because nothing is ingested or applied topically, acupuncture is safe to combine with virtually any other treatment.

Are you interested in exploring how acupuncture can treat your pain, allergies, nausea, or stress? To learn more or to set up your appointment, contact Valley Medical Center: Duck Lim, MD.