During the Acupuncture Procedure
Your acupuncture practitioner will tell you the general site of the planned treatment and whether you need to remove any clothing. If so, a gown, towel or sheet will be provided. You lie on a padded table for the treatment.
During an acupuncture treatment, one of our trained physicians insert thin sterilized, single-use needles into specific locations at various depths on your body. The insertion of the needles usually causes no, to very little discomfort. More often than not, patients do not feel them inserted at all.
Several needles are used in a typical treatment. Your practitioner may gently move or twirl the needles after placement or apply heat or mild electrical pulses to the needles.
In most cases, the needles remain in place for thirty to forty five minutes while you lie still and relax and can listen to music if you want! When it is time to remove them, there is usually no discomfort in this process and also little to no blood.
After the Acupuncture Procedure
Some people feel relaxed and others feel energized immediately after an acupuncture treatment. But not everyone responds to acupuncture. If your symptoms do not begin to improve within a few weeks, acupuncture may not be right for you, and other treatment options will be advised to include, but not limited to chiropractic treatment, physical therapy and/or massage therapy.