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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 they are inserted. When we gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls 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.

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 5 to 10 treatments. But results may vary from person to person, usually bringing noticeable relief after the first treatment. 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.

 

Acupuncture in Plantation, FL at Inner Qi Acupuncture with Viviane Wolthers and Adriana DiasInner Qi Acupuncture and Wellness
Adriana Dias, AP 3493

954-604-1538
Viviane Wolthers, RN, AP 2714
954-850-1093

What to Expect - Inner Qi Acupuncture and Wellness in Plantation, Broward, FL