About Acupuncture

When Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. With the use of acupuncture I can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health. And it’s all narural!

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. For complex or long-standing conditions, one treatment a week for a few months may be recommended. For less serious problems few visits are requiered.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO THE TREATMENT?

Usually not. It is quite common with the first one or two treatments to have a sensation of deep relaxation or even mild disorientation immediately following the treatment. These pass within a short time, and never require anything more than a bit of rest to overcome. Occasionally the original symptoms worsen for a few days, or other general changes in appetite, sleep, bowel or urination patterns, or emotional state may be triggered. These should not cause concern, as they are simply indications that the acupuncture is starting to work.

DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?

People experience acupuncture needling differently. Most patients feel only minimal pain as the needles are inserted; some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there is no pain felt. Acupuncture needles are very thin and solid and are made from stainless steel. I use disposable needles, there is no risk of infection from the treatments.

ARE THERE ANY “DO’S AND DONT’S” FOR ME ON THE DAY OF A TREATMENT?

Yes. To enhance the value of a treatment, the following guidelines are important:

  • Do not eat an unusually large meal immediately before or after your treatment.
  • Plan your activities so that after the treatment you can get some rest, or at least not have to be working at top performance. This is especially important for the first few visits.
  • Continue to take any prescription medicines as directed by your regular doctor.
  • Drugs and alcohol use especially on the day prior to treatment, will seriously interfere with the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments.