The best word to describe an acupuncture
session is "UNEVENTFUL"".
Some people feel nothing at all; others feel a slight pinch that can be followed
by a mild sensation of tingling, numbness, traveling warmth, or heaviness. The
needles are left in place for twenty to forty minutes.
people find the experience extremely relaxing and uplifting."
We always tell patients to let us know immediately if they feel
any sort of discomfort. If there are any sensations that can
be interpreted as pain - please do not exercise your patience and courage,
tell us right away: we can use different points, different needles,
different techniques, different positions to make it comfortable.
Acupuncture needles are 25-50 times thinner than a hypodermic needle. Insertion
of these hair-thin needles is not painful.
We use new needles with each treatment.
All needles are single-use, sterile,
pre-packaged, and disposable.
During the first session a complete acupuncture examination takes place.
This includes the history of your condition and general medical history.
You may be asked many different questions about all kind of bodily functions
and all aspects of your health.
Several points on the body will furthermore be palpated and your tongue
will be examined. In addition, the acupuncturist will closely monitor your
pulse. Then the acupuncturist will make a diagnosis and will start the
Acupuncture treatment is individually tailored, and there
is never a standard treatment for a complaint.
In addition to needling, it may be also beneficial to use warmth,
massage, herbs, nutrition scheme, manipulations etc.
specific current or laser can be used for acupuncture treatment.
Advantage of laser acupuncture is that this method is non-invasive, quick, absolutely painless, very safe,
and provides fast clinical results.
Every next treatment session starts with a short questioning so the acupuncturist can
interact with the state of the complaints at the very moment of the treatment.
This page last updated: 14-Mar-2015