Does acupuncture hurt?
The needles used for acupuncture are very fine and a skilled practitioner should cause minimal discomfort. Typically, the needles are not even felt when they penetrate the skin. Nevertheless, some people do feel them as they go in. There may be a feeling of heaviness or numbness around the area where the needle is placed. Most patients feel very relaxed and calm during the treatment.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture has been used for centuries and there are no harmful side effects from acupuncture. The needles are disposable, they are used once and safely discarded.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments varies according to the different types of conditions. It also varies depending on the patient's general state of health and lifestyle.
I am afraid of needles. Can I be treated needleless?
Yes, there are different types of treatments that can be used. Chinese herbs, cupping, auricular therapy, moxibustion among others.
Do I have to prepare before my treatment?
We ask you to come rested and not in a rush. Also, avoid heavy meals or fasting prior to the appointment.