Acupuncture is a procedure in which several stainless steel needles are placed in multiple stimulating locations and the needles are sometimes moved gently or stimulated with electricity to enhance their effect. You may feel a brief, sharp sensation when the needle is first inserted, but typically pain is not a sensation felt. The slight sharp feeling you experience when the needle is inserted is typically more uncomfortable than the prick you feel during an injection because of the needle's fine caliber. You may also feel heaviness, numbness, or tingling after the needles have been inserted. The needles usually stay in place for fifteen to thirty minutes and a typical session lasts about an hour. After your treatment you are able to return to your normal activity directly afterwards. Generally, several sessions are recommended to see if this treatment will work for you.

Who is a candidate for Acupuncture?

  • People who suffer from osteoarthritis
  • People who suffer from low back pain
  • People who suffer from neck pain
  • People who suffer from migraine headaches
  • People who suffer from Fibromyalgia
  • People suffering from postoperative pain

Benefits of Acupuncture:
  • Decreased pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Rapid relief
  • Drug-free alternative
  • Effective for a variety of pain conditions

Risks of Acupuncture:
  • Superficial bleeding and/or bruising at needle sites (discuss any bleeding disorders you have or blood thinners you are taking with your physician prior to an acupuncture treatment)
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