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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when they are inserted. You may experience a unique sensation that Chinese medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 4 to 6 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

 

 

A More Balanced Lifestyle

My mission is to help you discover a healthier, happier, more balanced lifestyle. Having seen the profound positive effects that acupuncture and chiropractic medicine can have, I am sincerely grateful to be able to share these benefits with my patients. Together we can work to achieve your health and wellness goals.