What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically. My favorite comment from a patient after the treatment is, " I feel less stuck!" It's funny but it is so true that the treatment is to help you out of the ailment!

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions ( Less then 6mos old problem) you can expect to have 10 to 15 treatments in about a year, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few ( 3 to 4 within 2-3 weeks). Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis, like every 3 weeks or monthly.

 

 

 

Danni Triandafils
Titusville Total Healthcare
500 N. Washington Ave
Suite 201
Titusville, FL 32796
321-2681999

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