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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that is called "de qi". Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.  I always work within the comfort level of each individual and encourage open communication if any concerns or questions arise.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 6 to 12 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few.  Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

 

Balance Point Acupuncture
66 Leighton Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
207.710.8089

 

What to Expect - Balance Point Acupuncture in Falmouth, Maine

Andrea Stevens offers Acupuncture in Falmouth, Maine

Balance Point Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Falmouth, Maine