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Frequently Asked Questions

Does it hurt?

The insertion of needles is generally pain free. A patient may feel either a dull ache sensation or tingle which then instantly diminishes. If you are particularly sensitive to the needles then thinner needles can be used to minimize any discomfort. It is not the intention to cause pain, but to improve your health and well being.

How many Treatments would I need?

This depends on what you are receiving treatment for, how long you had the complaint and your general lifestyle as an influencing factor. As a general rule the longer you have had a problem the longer it takes to clear or alleviate. However, a difference in symptoms should be apparent within about 6 weeks of weekly treatment, when your case will be reviewed.

How long do the needles stay in for?

There are many different disciplines of acupuncture, some remove the needles as soon as they have been put in. I retain the needles for approximately 20 minutes so that a treatment including consultation and, if needed massage, will last between 45 minutes to an hour.

I am taking medication can I also have acupuncture?

Absolutely!! Acupuncture is a complementary therapy, and is frequently used alongside conventional medicine. Many patients seek treatment so they can reduce the level of medication they are taking. However, it is useful to inform your Doctor that you are receiving treatment for their case records.

Will I need to undress for a treatment?

Again this depends on what you are receiving treatment for. If you are uncomfortable undressing then you can wear loose, baggy clothing which can be easily rolled up, so that the appropriate points can be located.

If you have any questions not covered here, or any general enquiry please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to discuss them with you. 07736464743/ 0121 240 0380