Acupuncture is an incredible technique that has been used for thousands of years. Acupuncture uses needles to signal to the mind to send nutrients to a specific area to reduce pain and increase healing. Acupuncture can treat all sorts of pains like strains, sprains, tendinitis, and arthritis. Other ailments acupuncture can treat are gastro (stomach) pains, sleep issues, and anxiety. All of these issues can be treated by our acupuncturists.
New to Acupuncture? Here is what you can expect.
There is nothing special you need to do before acupuncture. Show up give minutes early before an appointment so that we can get you situated and started on-time. If you have any specific questions for us, please call or message us at any time and we will help you in any way we can.
If this is your first appointment then there will be an initial assessment by the acupuncturist. Acupuncture is a full body treatment at all times, so it is important for us to know what is going on with your body. Following the assessment the acupuncturist will begin to palpate acupuncture points associated with your issue. They will use needles to release those points. Majority of the time the needle is only a small prick with little pain. At times you will feel sharp or burning pain. This is normal and it will normally pass quickly. Once the needles are in place you will have a time of meditation and relaxation to allow the body to fully release.
After a session the acupuncturists will remove the needles and evaluate how you feel. Whatever issue you had should subside or be greatly lessened. Often acupuncture is accumulative meaning repeated sessions will yield greater results. Sometimes you may experience a little worse but different symptom. This can be a result of the body changing but with sequential treatments it will become better.
Once symptoms or pain has subsided then you will not need to get acupuncture as often. Getting acupuncture every so often will help maintain relief and keep the body feeling incredible. How often you should get acupuncture at this point varies from person to person.