Acupuncture: Does it hurt?

Acupuncture: Does it hurt?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years, with the earliest written record dating back to sometime between 800 BC and 200 BC.  When TCM is used to treat any type of condition, the main goal is to bring the body back into a healthy balance.

One of the methods TCM uses to bring the body back to a healthy balance is the use of acupuncture.  Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points along the appropriate meridians in order to correct disruptions in the flow of Qi to bring the body back to health.

What’s It Good For?

Acupuncture can be used for many conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Headaches, sinus congestion, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), nasal congestion
  • Nausea, constipation
  • Menstrual cramps, PCOS, infertility
  • Low back pain, shoulder injuries, muscle strains and sprains, sciatica, sports injuries

In addition, facial wrinkles due to aging can be combated with cosmetic acupuncture!

Does It Hurt?

Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, especially when compared to the average needles used when drawing blood for any laboratory tests.

Most patients report feeling a small prick as the needle penetrates the skin.  In fact, it is very typical of a patient who has never had acupuncture before to say “that’s it?!?” after their first acupuncture session.


If you’d like to schedule an appointment to give acupuncture a try, CONTACT ME HERE and we can set up a complimentary 15 min discovery call/meeting to get started.

What’s a discovery call/meeting?  It’s where we get to know each other better to ensure that I’m the right practitioner for you and that you have the opportunity to ask your questions about Naturopathic Medicine before we move forward with an initial Naturopathic consultation.


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