What is it? Acupuncture is the insertion of a fine single use sterile needle into a specific point of the body. Most commonly used points are found on the legs, arms, and back.
How does it work? The million dollar question. Researchers have found that activation of acupuncture points increases circulation, stimulates the immune system, desensitizes pain receptors, and it doesn’t end there. Researchers continue to make new discoveries on how this ancient medical system heals the human body.
Does it hurt? Often people report tingling, a slight ache, temperature changes, a quick zip that dissipates, or no feeling at all. Acupuncture is not meant to hurt, but it is not sensation-less. Everyone’s body reacts differently. I strive to make acupuncture as comfortable as possible using advanced needling techniques. Many people find acupuncture to be relaxing and soothing.
What if I’m afraid of needles? Acupuncture can be needle-less. There are many other ways to stimulate the acupuncture points including acupressure and moxabustion. We can work together to find the most effective treatment to suit your needs