You probably have a lot of questions about acupuncture.
You probably have a whole host of questions about acupuncture even if you have had it in the past. So to help you out, I’ve listed some of the common questions I get asked.So if you are still not sure if acupuncture is right for you…just call and ask!
How many treatments will i need?
Everyone is different but usually, your appointments will start on a weekly basis then become less frequent as your symptoms improve. Patients will often report a good response within 4 or 5 treatments.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Many people are surprised that acupuncture is a relatively painless process and describe the whole experience as quite relaxing. You may have initial nerves as it is a new experience for you, but then you’ll quickly relax and wonder what you were worried about.
Are there any side effects?
Sometimes people can feel tired or a little bit achy, especially after their first acupuncture treatment. These effects will quickly wear off and usually don’t last longer than 12 to 24 hours. This seems to be more common in the first treatment rather than subsequent treatments.
How will I know it's working ?
You will start to feel better. Thatmay mean that the severity of your syptoms will get less, or you will have more times when they are not there. With each treatment the effects get stronger and last for longer as your body learns to respond to the acupuncture needles.