What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to promote natural healing, alleviate pain, and improve overall well-being.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes, acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and licensed practitioner. Acupuncture needles are sterile, disposable, and used only once to minimize any risk of infection.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Not really! Some people report minimal discomfort during acupuncture sessions. The needles used are extremely thin, and any sensation felt is usually brief and mild. Some individuals may feel a slight tingling or heaviness at the acupuncture points.
What should I wear to my appointment?
You should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes, e.g. trousers that can easily be rolled to the knees. If you are coming for back and/or shoulder problems, you should wear clothes that can easily be moved off the area.
How long will the session last?
Generally, the sessions at Bright Room will last around an hour. If you are coming in for muscular-skeletal issues, the session may last a little longer. If you have a time that you need to leave, please let us know when you arrive, and we’ll try to accommodate you.
How many visits will I need?
The number of acupuncture sessions required varies depending on the nature and severity of your condition. Acute conditions may require fewer sessions, while chronic conditions may require multiple sessions over a more extended period. Your acupuncturist will assess your needs and recommend a treatment plan.
What is community acupuncture?
Community acupuncture is a type of acupuncture clinic that aims to make treatments more affordable. Learn more about community acupuncture at this link: Community Acupuncture
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