Acupuncture can also be used with regular medical treatments to help alleviate many other conditions. Given the evidence of its effectiveness, acupuncture is increasingly being incorporated into mainstream health care as a complementary therapy.
The number of treatments differs with each person and each condition. As few as one appointment per week for three to four weeks, or weekly or monthly treatments for 10 to 12 weeks. Acupuncture is on ongoing healing process typically requiring a series
of treatments. At your first appointment, the acupuncturist will discuss a treatment plan with you.
The needles are very thin, made of stainless steel. The needles are sterile and disposable (one use only). Patients may feel a small prick or no discomfort at all. Sometimes, a small bruise can happen after a treatment. Sometimes the symptoms being treated
may worsen after the first or second treatment, this may be an indication that the treatment is beginning to work. Many people experience a sense of relation and will nap during the treatment, while others feel a boost of energy.