Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very fine, and they are often described as being not much thicker than a human hair. Insertion of the needle is usually completely painless, although occasionally you do feel something. Depending on what is being treated and the needle technique involved, you may feel a mild ache, numbness, or an 'alive sensation' at the needle. This isn't unpleasant and is a sign that the acupuncture is doing it's stuff.
Does Acupuncture really work?
Yes. Thousands of people can testify to the very dramatic results that can often be obtained through acupuncture. Success depends on many factors such as the general health of the patient, the severity and duration of the illness, and how their condition has been managed in the past. No two people are the same and it is one of the big strengths of acupuncture that we treat people individually to get better results.
What can Acupuncture treat?
Because Acupuncture treats the whole person, it has something to offer almost every condition. Having said that, some conditions respond readily to acupuncture treatment and some are notoriously difficult to treat.Below is a list of conditions and circumstances for which people commonly find acupuncture treatment to be effective.
Headache/Migraine, Osteoarthritis of Knee, Shoulder, Elbow Joints. Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Spondylosis, Backache, Sciatica, Asthma, Heel Pain, Paralysis, Insomnia, Obesity
This list could go on for ever! It is also interesting to note that acupuncture can treat conditions that may not have a western diagnosis. It is not unusual for people to visit their GP for a general feeling of unwellness but they do not have a specify diagnosis.