Is Acupuncture Safe?
One of the striking advantages of acupuncture is
that there are no side effects. In our clinic, only
sterile needles are used for the treatments. Those
needles come in sterile containers and are used only
once, and then disposed of.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
Some people may be afraid of needles and assume that
acupuncture is painful. Actually there is no pain at
all. The needles used for acupuncture are solid and
extremely thin, much thinner than those used for
injections or blood drawing.
When the needles reach the acupuncture points, there
is a sensation that could be described as tingling
or numbing, rather than as 'painful'. Sometimes you
may feel the sensation of soreness, heaviness,
distension, or pressure during the course of needle
insertion. These sensations may also be transferred
along the acupuncture channels to another part of
the body. None of those typical feelings could be
described as painful.