Under what circumstances does Dr. Tardik use Acupuncture?
Most commonly Dr. Tardik uses acupuncture as a treatment option for the management of chronic pain, nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and to control of the symptoms of menopause. In acute circumstances, acupuncture is used to treat sports injuries as well as motor vehicle accidents to decrease reliance of prescription pain medication.
Naturopathic doctors are trained to use acupuncture as part of an integrated approach to patient care. Dr. Tardik may use a variety of acupuncture techniques depending on the specifics of your case. This may include electro-stimulation, where the acupuncture needles are stimulated with an electric charge delivered from a machine. Other forms of acupuncture including: Traditional Chinese Medicine approach (TCM) and Trigger Point Therapy, (TPT) also known as Medical Acupuncture. In addition to the acupuncture training he received as a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr.Tardik is a registered acupuncturist.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on your condition, some patients benefit from regular treatment by coming every 6 to 8 weeks while other conditions may resolve after a few treatments.
What can I expect during treatment?
Generally, patients find acupuncture treatments to be relaxing. This is especially so after they get over any initial hesitation regarding the use of needles. Often patients have reported that they don’t feel the needles at all or fall asleep during treatment. After the needles are inserted, the patient is left to rest for a period 20-30 minutes, after which the needles are removed.
Are there side effects?
Side effects are rare and most commonly side effects are minor and may include occasional dizziness or mild bruising. Prior to treatment all patients will be required to sign a written consent from, that itemizes potential side effects and can discuss any concerns directly with Dr. Tardik.