What is it? Acupuncture is an ancient technique well over 2,000 years old. It is the insertion of very fine, flexible, sterile needles at specific points on the body. This is one of the most widely used tools in Chinese medicine.
How does it work? Acupuncture improves blood flow in the body, and by doing so, improves the function of the body’s vital organ systems. It stimulates the body to pay attention to the areas that need it the most.
Does it hurt? People experience many different sensations from acupuncture. Some say the insertion of the needle feels like a mosquito bite. Sometimes, you may not feel anything when the needle goes in. On very delicate areas like the ears, face, feet and hands, you may feel a slight sting that lasts for a very short time. We understand that everybody reacts to acupuncture differently and adjust our techniques accordingly. We always encourage patient feedback throughout the treatment and make sure you feel comfortable and safe.
Is it safe? Yes. When practiced by a trained professional acupuncture is safe. Needles are used once, then properly disposed.