Is Acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture is used to regulate your flow of Qi in order to help your complaints. Most people find acupuncture a pleasant and deeply relaxing experience. When I carefully insert the needles, you may feel a slight tingling sensation. The initial sensation is often described as 'tingling', 'slightly heavy', 'dull', or 'numb'. This indicates that the treatment is beginning to have some effect. Sometimes you may feel numbness at the point of entry or an energy transfer along the meridian to another part of the body.

However, for people who are not comfortable with the idea of having needles inserted into the body, there are various alternative techniques available, based on the principles of acupuncture, such as Electro-Acupuncture and Acupressure Massage.

After acupuncture, you will feel relaxed or even slightly sleepy, so please take care not to tackle anything strenuous for a few hours following your treatment. The benefits of acupuncture frequently include more than just relief from a particular condition: many people find that it can also lead to an enhanced sense of overall well being.

Does Acupuncture conflict with conventional Western medicine?

Acupuncture can be used alongside conventional medicine. As with any treatment it may be important to mention certain details about your current state of health as this will assist me in my full diagnosis of your condition.