Why should I see an acupuncturist?
There are several reasons why you should consider an acupuncture treatment. Most commonly, pain conditions sciatica, muscle tension, or even migraine headaches have much more success that conventional treatment. However, acupuncture is also considered preventative medicine. It's a natural, holistic medical approach to healthcare that keeps your body and mind strong.
Can acupuncture help me even if I feel healthy?
Yes, absolutely. Many patients come in for regular maintenance treatments to stay in 'tip-top' condition so they can fully enjoy life. Acupuncture is a powerful preventative measure to keep patients healthy throughout the year.
Does acupuncture hurt?
The vast majority of patients do not consider acupuncture a painful procedure. Some patients feel a slight 'Qi' sensation when the needle is inserted: most feel nothing at all. These 'Qi sensations' range from warmth or tingling, to a brief ache or heaviness in the area being needled
Are the needles safe?
Yes. Acupuncturists use sterile, disposable needles. They are used once and then disposed of in biohazard containers. These containers are sent to a medical waste management company for proper disposal according to federal laws and regulations.
Are there any side effects to acupuncture?
Yes, the side effects of acupuncture are generally positive: Improved digestion, betters sleep and overall feeling
of ‘well-being’. Joking aside, one reason acupuncture has been so well embraced, may have to do with its low rate of side effects. The most common side effects may be mild fatigue for the hours following a treatment. Acupuncture is an energetic work-out, so it makes sense that one might report fatigue after a treatment, just as if they had gone for a 3 mile run. Another occasional after effect, might be a small bruise on the skin. However, these do not hurt and are few and far between. 99% of the time, there isn’t any bruising.