Q: Does Acupuncture Hurt?
A: A slight sensation or discomfort is felt on insertion of the needles, but this sensation is only momentary. The needles are tiny- about the size of a human hair.
Q: What happens at my first session?
A: Your acupuncturist will do an intake in Chinese medicine where she will ask you questions about your symptoms and history. She may also take your pulses and look at your tongue to aid her in diagnosis according to Chinese Medicine. Your treatment plan will then be decided, which may include Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling or homeopathy.
Q: How long do treatments take and how many will I need?
A: Each treatment will last approximately 1 hour. The amount of treatments is decided based on the individual condition but is usually from 3-24 sessions.