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What Is Acupuncture, and Is It What I Need?

Acupuncture involves inserting a needle (usually a filigree needle) into a patient's body at a certain angle under the guidance of traditional Chinese medicine theory. Acupuncture treatments utilize techniques such as twisting and lifting to stimulate specific parts of the human body to treat diseases. The piercing points are called acupuncture points or acupoints. There are 361 found in the human body.

Acupuncture can be effective on pain, infertility, menstruation issues, weight loss, skin conditions, anti-aging, and other diseases. However, people with bleeding disorder, infections skin disorder or disease should avoid acupuncture. If pregnant, needling in the abdominal area or lumbosacral region should be avoided.


Does Acupuncture Hurt?

People have reported minimal pain for acupuncture in sensitive areas, but in the thicker skins and muscles, acupuncture is not painful at all.

How Frequent Does Acupuncture Need To Be?

You can only observe the effects of Acupuncture if your treatment is continuous, and commonly patients have an appointment every 1 to 2 weeks. Your acupuncturist will recommend a schedule that is right for you. You may not get the full benefits of acupuncture on the first or second treatment.

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