Acupuncture treats the person as a whole, the treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as the symptoms. Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions. Others choose acupuncture as a preventitive measure to strengthen their constitution or because they generally feel unwell.
How many sessions will i need?
Frequency and length of treatment depends on your individual condition. Some change is usuall felt btween 4 - 6 treatments, although occasionally only 1 or 2 are required. Some patients may need long term treatment. You will be required to come once a week at first.
should my doctor know?
If you are currently being treated by your doctor or taking prescribed medication it makes sense to let them know you are planning to have acupuncture.
is it safe?
Acupuncture has a very good track record. The needles used are single use, sterile and disposable. Responses to treatment may sometimes include tiredness or mild dizziness and on occasion minor bruising may occur. However all such reactions are short lived
does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. When the needles are inserted the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache.