What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when inserted. When the needles are gently stimulated, they may produce a unique sensation that Asian medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more than one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you may need 6-10 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first three or four. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Frequently, patients like to get monthly treatments for health maintenance and to keep the immune system functioning properly.

 

 

What to Expect - David D. Cherry, O.M.D., L.Ac. in Roseville, CA

David Cherry offers Acupuncture in Roseville, CA

David D. Cherry, O.M.D., L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Roseville, CA

David D. Cherry, O.M.D., L.Ac.
1133 Smith Lane, Suite 6
Roseville, CA 95661
916-789-1007