If you have never had acupuncture treatment before, it’s natural to have questions about the process. At Endpoint Wellness, we are happy to answer your questions, ease your fears, and help you decide if acupuncture is right for you!
Acupuncture is generally safe and free of side effects, is not habit-forming, and works with your body’s own regenerative powers to manage symptoms and treat a variety of conditions.
What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?
The needles used in acupuncture treatment are very thin and are inserted to a shallow depth in the skin. There is generally no blood or pain, although patients may feel a mild discomfort or achiness. The sensation of qi manipulation feels like a pressure or warmth spreading or radiating through the body. Some patients also report a sensation like an electrical charge, although this is less common.
Safe and Effective Pain Management
When performed correctly, acupuncture has no risks or side effects. Certain issues, like infection and nerve damage, are the result of improper sterilization and technique. At Endpoint Wellness, our certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine ensures that proper technique is followed at all times, and all needles are single-use and sterile. Additionally, electro-acupuncture is not recommended for some patients with heart conditions, including those who use pacemakers, but traditional acupuncture is safe in these cases.
If you have additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment for acupuncture services, please contact us today! We’ll be happy to provide more information or arrange for a consultation so you can decide if acupuncture or other holistic treatments are right for you.