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Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

The theory underlying acupuncture says that energy circulates constantly throughout the body through invisible channels, or meridians. When these channels are blocked, or when energy moves too quickly, illness occurs.

Acupuncture stimulates specific points along the meridians through the use of several techniques. The best known is the use of thin needles, however, acupuncture can also involve the application of heat, massage, and electromagnetic therapy.


What does it feel like? Does it hurt?

Acupuncture needles are thin and flexible — about the same size as a cat’s whisker. Sensations during acupuncture vary from person to person. You may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Sometimes people experience a little pain as the needles are inserted, or a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. These are positive reactions, a sign that the treatment is working.

After treatment, you may feel energized or you may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.