What does acupuncture treat?
Traditionally acupuncture was used to treat all aspects of the body. Today it is
commonly used to treat and help manage both acute and chronic pain, digestive disorders,
headaches, infertility, menstrual disorders, skin conditions and much more. It is often combined
with other traditional modalities including cupping, guasha, moxibustion, bodywork and herbal
therapy to further enhance the body’s healing processes.
What are the side effects?
There are many positive side effects to acupuncture including better digestion
and sleep, increased energy, reduced anxiety and much more. However, in rare cases, some
patients may experience minor bruising or pain at the point of insertion or possibly dizziness.
We always suggest having a meal before your treatment, staying hydrated and informing your
practitioner if you have a bleeding disorder, are taking blood thinners, pregnant, or have a
How often will I need to be treated?
The length of treatment will depend on the unique nature of each patient’s
concern(s). We will develop a care plan and regularly reassess and adjust our timeline if
necessary. We generally suggest starting with eight to ten treatments spaced twice per week for
the first three weeks and then once per week thereafter. Our goal is to assist your body in
healing so that you can continue with a full and healthy life.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Most people feel no pain or very little pain when needles are inserted. The
needles are very thin, about the width of a human hair. Patients often report feeling relaxed
and/or energized along with a sense of well-being.