Frequently Asked Acupuncture Questions
Here you can find the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions. If you still can't find what you're looking for, go ahead and send us your question directly using our contact page.
Q. Who can use Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture?
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a whole systems medicine that can be used by the whole family. Infants, children, teens, as well as, men and women of all ages can benefit from treatment. Some common complaints are pain, difficulty sleeping, digestion issues, anxiety, ADHD, bed-wetting, fatigue, fertility concerns, labour preparation.
Q. Does acupuncture hurt?
People experience differing sensations with acupuncture. Most patients feel minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted, while some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there should be no significant discomfort and the time spent resting with needles can be incredibly relaxing.
Q. Are there any adverse effects or risks to acupuncture treatments?
In order to prevent the risk of infection of any form, only sterile disposable needles are used during acupuncture treatments. Although it does not happen often, there may be a chance of a small bruise forming around an acupuncture site.
Q. Are there any risks to acupuncture during pregnancy, either to the mother or baby?
As with all complementary therapies in pregnancy, ensure that the therapist you consult is fully qualified. Acupuncture is safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
In order to prevent the risk of infection of any form, only sterile disposable needles are used during acupuncture treatments. Certain acupoints should not be used in pregnancy, except during labour, and there are specific point selections for obstetric treatments.
Q. What should I expect from a treatment?
During your first appointment, your practitioner will review your collected information and create your individualized treatment plan. Your plan may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping therapy, diet and lifestyle advice. Each follow-up treatment will be 30 minutes to an hour and include any combination of the above therapies.