Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles through the skin into the underlying fat or muscle layers at specific points on the body called acupuncture points. The treatment is used to correct energetic imbalances, stimulate nerve endings, and relax tense muscles.
Acupuncture may be used for many different health conditions including:
Stress / Anxiety / Depression
Hormonal disorders, including menopause
Diabetes, including loss of sensation
Weight loss, Addictions
Muscle & Joint pain
Is acupuncture painful?
You may feel a prick like a mosquito bite when the needle is inserted. While the needles are in, you may experience the sensation of tingling, achiness, or numbness at one or more insertion sites, but oftentimes you will not be aware of most or all of the needles.
The needles are sterile and are discarded after each use.
With your consent, a low-voltage electrical current may be applied to some of needles in order to enhance the treatment effect (electro-acupuncture).
What to expect:
An average of 12-20 needles will be inserted at specific locations on your body and retained for approximately 20 minutes while you rest on the treatment table. The needles are then removed and the treatment is complete. Acupuncture is typically performed 1-2 times per week with each treatment building on the last.