Acupuncture is the ancient art of inserting very fine needles in very specific patterns and locations on the body. These needles stimulate the nervous system (which includes the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals through our vascular system, hormonal system and endocrine system. These signals can change or block pain signals and can help to reprogram your brain to communicate properly to the malfunctioning organ systems turning on the healing process. These changes result in physical and emotional well-being.
Does it hurt?
Simply put “No”. Acupuncture needles are very fine needles and patients feel only a little pin prick if anything at all.
How often do I need to do it?
At least to start, you will likely have a treatment each week. Plan on doing four treatments before you decide if it’s right for you.