Is acupuncture the way to go in 2024

How does it Feel?

All needles used during treatment are disposable. They are very fine and completely sterile. None are ever re-used. The needles are gently inserted into specific points on the body, where they may be left for some timeaverage is about 20 minutesor even just a short ‘in’ ‘out’ application. How the treatment is given is specific to your own needs.

So how does it feel? Well, the needles will cause a definite sensation – and this can vary from person to person. A dull ache,fullness or a tingle are the most common responses, but the experience is not generally ‘painful’.

Clients are often surprised that needles are inserted at locations quite remote from the original complaint – so for example, to treat a headache may mean we work on your feet!

After treatment there are various responses that can be felt. Feeling tired, energised or just ‘different’ as the treatment does its work are some common examples.


I Feel Scared of Needles!

Yes – lots of people do feel nervous about needles. The main reason is that in our ‘memory banks’ we have stored memories of doctors surgeries, hypodermics and then screaming from when we were tots! Let me reassure you of a couple of things:

  • Injections tend to be more painful because they are injecting fluid into your body. Because of that the Hypodermics needles have to be hollow to allow fluid to pass through them. If you compare that to the needles used in Acupuncture, they are very fine in comparison.
  • If you are concerned about hygiene, all of the needles are disposable. None are ever re-used. So feel confident that that is not an issue.

If you still don’t feel reassured, call me and have a chat. You would be welcome to do that face to face at my clinic if you prefer.