What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. Trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting fine sterile needles into the skin. Treatments are widely known to be relatively pain-free.
Does acupuncture hurt?
No, the special disposable needles are applied onto the outermost layer of the skin. During its application, there may be a slight sensation. Otherwise, the procedure is very relaxing.
What conditions is acupuncture known to treat?
The World Health Organization endorses acupuncture for at least two dozen conditions including muscle spasms, chronic neck or back problems, and pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, allergies, anxiety, depression and more.
Are there any side effects?
Since it is a non-invasive procedure, acupuncture does not have any known side-effects, nor will it interfere with any on-going medication.