Acupuncture has virtually no unpleasant side effects. Any that do occur are mild and self-correcting. Occasionally there may be minor bruising at the needle point or a short-term flare-up of your symptoms as your qi clears and resettles.
Yes. Children and adolescents usually respond very well to acupuncture. Dr. Park specializes in pediatric care.
Yes, most Asian Herbal Medicines will have no side effect on pregnant women. In fact many Asian Herbal Medicines can prevent morning sickness and miscarriage. However, there is a clear list of approximately 20 herbs which are contraindicated during pregnancy. All practitioners of Asian Herbal Medicines are well aware of these herbs and will not prescribe them during pregnancy.
If you are currently receiving treatment from your doctor it is sensible to mention that you plan to have acupuncture. Dr. Park will need to know about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment.