Your Questions About Acupuncture Answered

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Many people think that because acupuncture uses needles then it must hurt, but this is not the case. Although you may feel a slightly sharp sensation as the needle goes in, most of the time you will not feel anything at all. Acupuncture should be a comfortable experience, so if you feel any pain during your treatment, tell your acupuncturist straight away.

What does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Different people experience the feeling of acupuncture in different ways. Some of the most common sensations that people describe include warmth, tingling, heaviness or a dull ache. As well as the physical effects of acupuncture, most people report feeling more relaxed after their treatment.

What can Acupuncture Help With?

Acupuncture is most often thought of as a treatment for pain, but it can help with the symptoms of a wide range of other conditions too. Even if you are healthy, acupuncture can help to keep you feeling relaxed and on top of your game. If you have a specific health condition that you would like advice about, just contact us and we will be happy to discuss how acupuncture may help.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture works by influencing your body’s internal communication network, the nervous system. It changes the way that your brain interprets pain signals, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, relaxes the muscles and relieves stress. This means that it can effectively relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of different health problems.

Does Acupuncture Really Work?

Acupuncture has been tried and tested over the course of thousands of years, with millions of people being treated all around the world. Although acupuncture is notoriously difficult to research using scientific methods, there is now a growing body of evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of many different conditions.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is very safe when carried out by a qualified professional. It can be used to treat people of all ages, even pregnant women and children. Acupuncture does not normally cause side effects, although some people can feel tired after a treatment. Other side effects may include feeling temporarily light-headed or minor bruising.