Acupuncture should not be painful, although you may feel a slight sensation when the needles are inserted. Most people find acupuncture to be relaxing and calming.
When performed by a licensed and trained practitioner, acupuncture is generally considered safe. However, there is a small risk of infection, bruising, or bleeding at the needle insertion site.
Acupuncture sessions typically last between 30 and 60 minutes, although the length may vary depending on the practitioner and the condition being treated
Acupuncture is generally safe for most people, but there are some conditions or situations where it may not be recommended. It’s important to discuss any health concerns with your acupuncture practitioner before starting treatment.
Two different people with the same chief complaint might need a different number of treatments.
Just like going to the gym, patients often need a course of treatments.
Typically it takes 1-3 treatments to start noticing some improvement.
Typically, Acute Recent Issues, can take 3 to 5 treatments.
Typically Chronic Issues can take 12 treatments or more.
With Acupuncture you can get 100%, 80%, 50% better, but there is always improvement and a better quality of life.
For optimal results it is recommended to book a Nutrition Consultation so we can address diet and lifestyle modifications also.
Look for a licensed and trained acupuncturist on the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association website link Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association | AFPA | AFPA.ie You can also ask for recommendations from your healthcare provider or from friends and family who have had acupuncture.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain, headaches, menstrual cramps, infertility, anxiety, depression, arthritis and much more.