Acupuncture needles are very different from the conventional needles used in hospitals and doctors offices. Acupuncture needles are hair thin needles made from stainless steel. Generally, patients do not experience a sensation of pain upon insertion of the needle. Tingling sensations or dull aches may be experienced, which are typically seen as a positive sign that the body is responding to the treatment. Danelle constantly assesses the patient and ensures that the experience is as pain free as possible.
How does acupuncture work?
While Western medicine relies on Chemistry to treat diseases, Eastern Medicine instead focuses on Physics. Acupuncture treatments focus on manipulating the natural energy within your body by inserting needles at carefully selected points. Often physical conditions and diseases manifest due to stagnation – acupuncture treatments restore the natural flows of electricity, blood, and energy throughout your body.
All needles are single-use needles that come in individual wrapped, sterilized packages and are disposed after use. Since each needle is only used once, there is no risk of transmitting disease through the needles.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will depend on your individual health condition. Acute conditions, such as sprains, strains and common colds, generally respond very quickly to treatment. The longer you have suffered with an illness or condition, the more treatments will typically be needed. In general, many chronic conditions will usually see improvement with weekly or bi-weekly treatment after two to six months. Once a more balanced health state has been attained, it is often possible to move towards a program of monthly maintenance.