Is Acupuncture painful or unsafe?
should be performed by a qualified, licensed practitioner.
Licensed acupuncturists safely insert sterile disposable needles. Insertion of the slender, disposable needles often
During the treatment, the patient may feel
tingling, warmth or heaviness, all indications that qi is
being activated. Sometimes, qi can be felt moving to different
parts of the body. Most patients describe the treatment as
relaxing. Sensations range from nothing to mild tingling,
numbness and a dull ache, and electrical pulsations. Needles
remain in place for 15-30 minutes, allowing the patient to
feel deep relaxation.