What should I expect the first time I do acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine, now widely trusted and prescribed by western medical professionals. Acupuncture treatments work to correct and restore imbalances of internal energy in the body through inserting remarkably fine stainless-steel needles in the skin. In most cases, Acupuncture can effectively help to reduce pain associated with arthritis, lower back pain, neck pain, muscle aches, post-surgery pain, fibromyalgia, and nausea.Acupuncture Prosper

Before beginning any acupuncture treatment, a licensed Acupuncturist will perform an intensive analysis of current symptoms, past treatments, medical history, diet, digestive system functionality, sleeping patterns, and general emotional health. This analysis often includes a pulse and energy measurement from each wrist that captures the flow of energy in narrowing down precise acupuncture points, crucial in harmonizing overall energy.


What you can anticipate during the first session:

Acupuncture treatments are not something one should be afraid or frightened of. The first session can last up to two hours, during which, single-use, disposable, sterile needles are used to stimulate the body’s 14 major energy-carrying channels or meridians.

The location, amount, and depth of the needles vary from case to case. That said, An acupuncturist will always swab and sanitize these areas with alcohol before gently inserting needles into the skin at designated locations, resting in place anywhere from 10 minutes to multiple hours.

During the treatment, the acupuncturist may warm, adjust, channel electric energy to intensify or weaken the effect. In most cases, first-time acupuncture treatments are both enjoyable and relaxing. People often fall asleep or enter a deep state of meditative relaxation accompanied by floating, warm, and tingling sensations. Targeting specific points on the body helps to boost the number of natural painkillers and endorphins to combat areas of chronic pain and discomfort. As a result, most clients describe their first experience as an extremely calming one.

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture is largely a painless treatment. Occasionally, you may feel a slight prick as needles enter the skin. Similarly, you may feel a minor tingling sensation in the case mild electricity is used. In any case, you can ask your acupuncturist to dial it down at any time.

If you or someone you love could benefit from an Acupuncture treatment at Tieperman Health and Wellness Center in Frisco, TX, call 214-705-1799 today! Our peaceful and relaxing environment is ideal to unwind and escape from your pain.

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