Daniel Judd Nat.Acup.Dip.ChbT. Registered with NZ Acupuncture ACC Treatment Provider Private Rates Negotiable
It's natural that first-timers have questions and learning more about acupuncture is the first step in seeking a more natural solution to your problems.
Of course, moving out of your “comfort zone” requires a bit of courage, and we’d like to give you all the information you need to help you make that first step.
First, let’s get something out of the way. We know it’s the first question on your mind because we’ve heard it many times.
Does acupuncture hurt?
The short answer is no.
We know many people find that hard to believe. After all, doesn’t acupuncture involve needles? And aren’t needles always painful?
Yes, acupuncture involves needles. And no, they aren’t painful.
Acupuncture needles are incredibly thin — about as large as a few strands of hair. They are also inserted just below the skin, not deep in the way you would experience when having blood drawn or getting a shot.
Patients report several different sensations when the needles are inserted. We’ve heard it described as tingling,and relaxing. In fact, people often fall asleep during treatment — probably at least half of our patients do!
There are many words we’ve heard to describe acupuncture treatment, but painful isn’t one of them.
Now that’s out of the way, are you ready know more about what to expect at your first visit?