Is Acupuncture Safe?
According to the US National Institutes of Health: Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced practitioner using sterile needles. Relatively few complications from acupuncture have been reported.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people feel energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Improper needle placement, movement of the patient, or a defect in the needle can cause soreness and pain during treatment. This is why it is important to seek treatment from a qualified acupuncture practitioner.
Does Acupuncture Work?
Current scientific research supports acupuncture’s efficacy in the relief of certain types of pain and post-operative nausea.
Are the Needles Re-Used?
We NEVER re-use acupuncture needles. They are all sealed in germ free packaging and are of the same caliber quality as those used in hospitals.
Where Do You Put the Needles?
I place the needles along different “trigger points” along your body depending on the location and severity of your pain.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced practitioner using sterile needles. Relatively few complications from acupuncture have been reported. Tthere are fewer adverse effects associated with acupuncture than with many standard drug treatments (such as anti-inflammatory medication and steroid injections) used to manage painful musculoskeletal conditions like fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, and tennis elbow.