Frequently Asked Questions
What does it feel like?
Acupuncture needles are much finer than the needles used for injections or blood tests. When the needle is inserted and the Qi contacted, a sensation described as a tingle or dull ache is experienced momentarily.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture needles are single-use, sterile and disposable. Acupuncture has been practised safely and effectively for over 2,500 years in the East, and all British Acupuncture Council members abide by the Council’s Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct.
Yes. We treat pregnant women frequently. There is no reason why you cannot have acupuncture during your pregnancy provided there are no medical complications.
Safe during pregnancy?
How many sessions?
You should start to feel changes to your symptoms within the first couple of weeks. Frequency and length of the treatment process depends on your condition and how you respond. Many patients use acupuncture as a preventative measure against their condition and continue to attend at less regular intervals once symptoms havebeen relieved or controlled.