Just the thought of having acupuncture needles inserted in any part of the body can be extremely intimidating for many people. However, sometimes it is important and beneficial to opt for treatments that provide you with the best results.
New clients to our clinic may at times be intimidated or a little "scared” about receiving acupuncture treatment. The truth is that acupuncture isn't scary at all. Acupuncture treatment has the ability to release body pains and help individuals to reduce tension in their lives.
Here are a few things to expect from an acupuncture treatment:
1. It Does Not Hurt
This is the biggest fear everyone has when opting for an acupuncture treatment. Thinking about fine needles entering the skin can sound terrifying, when in reality, it really is not.
When working with a certified and experienced acupuncturist, the use of acupuncture needles feel like someone plucking on your body hair. There is no pain because the acupuncturist knows exactly where and how to inset their needles so that their client can feel comfortable throughout.
2. How Does It Work
The act of inserting acupuncture needles allows access to the different energy channels located in the body and their specific points. Since all the points and energy channels are linked with different parts of the body, the acupuncturist knows exactly where to insert the needle so that symptoms of tension and pain can be relieved.
After the consultation, the acupuncturist will let you know which points they will be working on. You will be settled on a massage table. The acupuncturist will then choose 10-20 points to insert their acupuncture needles. After the needles have been placed, you will be allowed to relax for 20-30 minutes by yourself. During this time the acupuncture needles will be working the open up blocked energy channels.
4. It Is a Normal Doctor’s Appointment
Many people go into their acupuncture appointment thinking of it as a spa treatment. However, the truth is that it is more of a medical treatment than spa. Although, acupuncture does provide individuals with endless relaxation, the main goal is to improve the health and function of the individual.
5. Ask the Acupuncturist Everything
It is important to ask the acupuncturist every thing that may be coming to your mind. Any questions and concerns must be addressed. It will also be important to tell the acupuncturists everything so that you can get the full benefit from the treatment.
The after effects of the treatment allow individuals to feel internally in balance and energized. If you interested in getting started with acupuncture give our clinic a call @ 780-455-2112. Our staff will be happy to help. Check-out our website @ www.ocwc.ca for information on our clinic and services.