Frequently Asked Questions

Do acupuncture procedures hurt?

No. One misconception about acupuncture is that it hurts, so some people don’t want to try acupuncture. The treatment isn’t meant to hurt, though you may experience some sensations during your treatment, pain should not be one of them, and if there is any actual discomfort, we address it immediately.  The sense that is felt can be heavy, throbbing, or jumping, which is a positive response.

Does acupuncture have any side effects?

One of the remarkable things about acupuncture is that it has no side effects. Sometimes, a slight temporary mark may seem at the position of an acupuncture needle.  Compared to the long list of side effects for the regular pharmaceutical and western treatment, acupuncture has less risk!

How quickly do the treatments work?

Acupuncture seeks to activate specific points along with your nervous system. Once the points are activated, the specialist reconditions the system to formulate new healing habits.

Because this process is different for each person, the number of sessions required for this to occur can be different. Some people only need one session. Others may need more sessions to overcome the pain, stress, anxiety, or other symptoms.

Therefore, you should not be surprised if your first acupuncture session does not make you better instantly. Acupuncture is often a process of relieving pain, not a quick fix.

Is this treatment safe?

Acupuncture is extensively recognized as one of the safest and non-invasive forms of treatment. The needles are single-use, separately packed, and sterile. Acupuncturists undergo widespread training and are controlled by the individual states’ medical boards.

Do I have to come for treatment regularly?

The scheduling of treatments depends on your health condition or illness. Our goal is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible and on with your health in everyday life

How long do treatments take?

On average, treatments take about 45 minutes. Your first treatment takes a bit longer as we talk through what you are coming in for and explain the process of acupuncture.