What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine sterile needles on points located on the body. These points activate a healing process within the body. Acupuncture treatments performed by a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner are designed to treat the body holistically addressing the root cause of the health issue. The combinations of these points are as a result of a diagnosis intended to treat a pattern of disharmony.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
The feeling you may experience upon insertion of the Acupuncture needle is similar to that of a mosquito bite. Once the needle is tapped into the skin most people don’t feel anything.
Will I feel anything after the treatment?
You may experience a euphoric or calm feeling and be very relaxed. Sometimes you may feel tired in which it is recommended you rest, otherwise you can resume regular activity after a treatment.
What do I wear to treatment?
It is suggested you wear loose fitting clothing, shorts or athletic wear to feel comfortable during your treatment. In order to access some points on the body you may need to remove or adjust your clothing. You will be given a gown or sheet to drape across you in these cases. At all times you should feel comfortable with your treatment and any concerns should be discussed with your practitioner.
How many Acupuncture treatments will I need?
This is individualized to each person. Some health issues take fewer treatments to resolve and others take several treatments to resolve. Your Acupuncturist can offer guidelines on your treatment frequency. Acupuncture treatments are cumulative and weekly visits may be suggested in the beginning. As symptoms become lessened a longer duration would be suggested between visits.