Does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are made of very thin sterile stainless steel. They are typically about the width of a strand of hair. You may feel little or no discomfort as the needles are inserted as the process is typically painless. You may feel different sensations including slight soreness, numbness, warmth, or pressure. These energetic sensations differ from pain. People often comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but pleasant and comforting.
Is it safe?
While acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China, it is quickly becoming the treatment of choice for one-fourth of the worlds population! The needles are FDA approved, individually packaged, pre-sterilized and disposed after a single use.
What should I expect for my first treatment?
After the first treatment has been administered, depending on the aliment being treated, many experiences may occur. Everyone responds differently to Acupuncture, which makes it an ideal treatment for all. Immediate, total or partial relief from pain or other symptoms may be experienced. Some patients experience a sudden burst of energy while others may feel relaxed. Many people experience a calming satisfaction. Small, localized bruises from minor bleeding under the skin are infrequent, but do occur. These are no cause for alarm, and despite the cosmetic inconvenience, they actually provide a kind of bonus treatment. The reabsorption of the blood continues the stimulation of the acupuncture point even without the needle in place.
How long do the treatments take?
In most situations treatments take about one hour but can last longer in certain scenarios.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Since every person is unique in their own condition, the number of treatments will vary. The nature, severity and history of each patient’s ailment, as well as the individual, are all factors that are involved in how many treatments will be necessary. We do not discuss the number of treatments needed until after the patient has undergone an Evaluation Package, which consists of two Acupuncture treatments within one week, in order to understand how each individual responds.
WILL IT CONFLICT WITH MY OTHER MEDICATIONS?
Acupuncture will not conflict with any of your medications. Acupuncture is used to compliment and supplement your physician’s treatments NOT TO REPLACE THEM. You should discuss this issue with your Physician and Acupuncturist. We are very open to communicate with your Medical Doctor(s) regarding your care, once you've completed a Medical Release Form.