Is Acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture has been proven to be a very safe treatment method when performed by a competently trained and registered professional. It is considered safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly and through all stages of pregnancy. The acupuncture needles used are sterile, surgical stainless steel, single-use only and are disposed of straight after use.
Does it hurt?
While styles of acupuncture vary, we believe that good acupuncture should not be painful. Acupuncture is often a pleasant and enjoyable experience. In most cases a slight prick is felt upon insertion, usually being replaced by a sensation often described as a dull ache, or a numb, tingling feeling. These sensations pass and are often described as quite comfortable. Some people do not feel the insertion of the needles at all.
How many treatments will I need?
This is dependent on the nature and severity of your condition. Many acute conditions normally respond in 2-3 treatments. Other conditions require a longer course of treatment.