Because the needles are so small, some people do not feel them at all. There is generally some sensation when the needle pierces the skin, but any discomfort from the needle usually goes away within a second or two. After the needle is properly placed, there is often a sensation of opening around the area. You could feel a dull ache or a feeling of mild pressure. This is the feeling of the soft tissues relaxing and letting blood and lymph flow through areas that might have been restricted by tight and stiff muscles before. Some people feel the sensation of the needles more than others. There are no rules about how many needles need to be used to give a good treatment. If people are a little curious about what the treatment feels like, it is easy to make them comfortable and still have an effective treatment.
After treatment, people almost always feel very relaxed, as though they’ve had a massage and a good nap. Joints that were previously stiff now move freely and without pain.
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Occasionally, you may feel a little stiff and sore after a treatment. This stiffness usually goes away within about one day, and can often be avoided altogether by drinking some extra water or using a heating pad after treatment. Sometimes, there can be bruising around the sites of the needle insertion, but these are almost always painless and fade after a couple of days.
One of my favorite outcomes of acupuncture treatment is when a patient experiences “healthy side effects”. Even if we work on your sore knee or your stiff neck or elbow, many times you get other unexpected benefits that you weren’t looking for! You might start sleeping better, or have fewer hay fever attacks. Sometimes you feel more energetic, and less stressed. That’s because the whole body is connected. Improving circulation and reducing pain and inflammation in one part of the body improves circulation and decreases pain and inflammation in the whole body!
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Yes. Large safety studies have consistently shown that acupuncture is one of the very safest medical procedures that there is. It’s even safer than taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen, which can be bought at any grocery store. The needles are solid stainless steel, so nothing is injected or removed from the body. Most acupuncture needles are as thin or thinner than human hairs.
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Acupuncture works best in a series of treatments. Most of the pain that you have in your body has come over time, and it takes time for the body to relax and the muscles and tissues to regain their previous elasticity. As the tissues open up and circulation through the whole body improves, muscles and joints start to regain their strength and flexibility. Sometimes, even though the patient feels that the pain is gone, the underlying problem is still there, but just isn’t bad enough for you to feel it in your daily life.
People who get the best results from acupuncture are willing to do two things. First, they come in a few times after the pain is gone, to make sure that the problem area is really healed. Second, they make changes in their lives to prevent the problems from happening again.
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