What should I expect?
Expect to enjoy it! Most people are pleasantly surprised by the experience of an acupuncture treatment. Treatment produces a profound level of relaxation in most people and many patients enjoy a restful nap while on the table. Afterwards, most people report a calm feeling of vitality and an improved sense of well being.
Does acupuncture hurt?
No, acupuncture should not hurt. A momentary prick is often felt around the needle as it is inserted, eventually creating a dull pressure or tingling around the area during the treatment. Most people are surprised and relieved to learn that acupuncture needles are extremely thin and completely unlike the hypodermic needles that they have experienced at their doctor’s office.
Are the needles safe?
Absolutely! Only sterile, single-use disposable needles are used. Patients are absolutely assured that there is no transmission of communicable disease from patient to patient.
Do I have to be sick to benefit from acupuncture?
No! In recent years more and more people have discovered that it is much easier, safer and cost effective to maintain health than it is to recover it once it’s lost. Because of their ability to strengthen and nourish proper functioning in the body acupuncture and herbal medicine can be an important addition to any health program. Many of my patients come in for monthly to quarterly stress relief treatments and “tune-ups” as part of their health maintenance routine.
How many treatments will I need?
This is unique to the individual. For most chronic conditions, 5-7 treatments on a weekly basis tend to offer the best outcome. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits.
What conditions are treated with acupuncture?
▪ Digestive disorders
▪ Chronic pain
▪ Weak immunity
▪ Menstrual cramps
▪ Menopausal symptoms
▪ Stress management