Frequently Asked Questions
How Safe Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, and extremely safe if done by a qualified acupuncturist. There is no danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once and then discarded.
Do the Needles Hurt & How Long Does It Takes For One Session?
The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies. Some people feel a little pain as the needles are inserted, but most people feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just like a human hair. Your acupuncture treatment may last from 30 to 90 minutes.
How Many Treatments Are Needed Be Effective?
The number of treatments vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief, while others may take months to achieve results. Acute or functional diseases heal faster, while chronic diseases are more difficult to treat and therefore require more time. Usually after three to six sessions people can feel improvement. At the beginning, treatments preferably are given daily or every other day and then spread out as the patient begins to improve.
Is Acupuncture Good For Children?
Yes! Actually, children respond more quickly than adults. Baby acupressure or tuina are also a good way to help.
What Is the Scope of Medical Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can influence three areas of health care:
- Promotion of health and well-being
- Prevention of illness
- Treatment of various medical conditions
Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used or as the support or adjunct to other medical treatment forms in many medical and surgical disorders.