15 Apr Does Acupuncture hurt?
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
The #1 question that I get when I tell people I’m an Acupuncturist is “Does Acupuncture Hurt?”
The short answer – No, Acupuncture doesn’t hurt.
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of needles. In fact, I go to the pediatric nurse to get my shots because they have such a soft touch. The same can be said for an Acupuncturist. We spend between 2,400-5,000 hours of training refining and honing our needle skills and techniques.
After-all, acupuncture is intended to help treat your pain, not cause it!
When patients step into our clinic and are immediately transformed into a deep state of calm. By the time the needles are inserted they are so relaxed that I have to wake them up when the treatment is done.
Did you know that an Acupuncture needle is roughly the same size as a dog or cat’s whisker? This is one of the reasons that Acupuncture feels like a quick mosquito bite. Another reason is due to the fact that each whisker width stainless steel needle has a small drop of silicone on it that ensures a painless silky-smooth insertion.
Most patients tell me that once the acupuncture needles are in place that they feel tingling, warmth, or a heavy sensation, if anything at all. Some points, depending on the individuals condition, may be more sensitive or reactive depending on the individuals condition. One of the beautiful thing about acupuncture is its’ great versatility in treating many conditions. This allows the practitioner to offer an individualize treatment based on your specific needs, wants, and concerns!
It’s important to discuss your concerns with your acupuncturist. People can receive acupuncture with minimal or no discomfort.
What to do if you are too afraid of needles?
We have other options for you. Our massage therapists are certified in trigger-point therapy which can have some of the same myofascial benefits as acupuncture. We also offer Chiropractic, PEMF Therapy, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Nutrition/Supplement Therapy, and Movement Enhancement classes! No matter your ailment, we’ve got a solution to help you!
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