Frequently Asked Questions
What happens at the initial treatment?
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are few. However you may feel a little sleepy after treatment. Occasionally a small bruise can occur at the site of the needle. It is important to have something to eat before you come for treatment to avoid feeling faint.
Existing symptoms can get worse after treatment although this occurs with fewer than 3% of patients. You should tell your acupuncturist about this, but it is usually a good sign.
What happens at subsequent treatments?
How many treatments will I need?
Everyone coming for treatment is different. If you have suffered with symptoms for a long time you may need long term treatment. I will talk with you about your expectations of acupuncture and discuss how it may help, although it must be stressed that acupuncture does not help everyone. We will discuss a treatment plan at the initial appointment and what you can expect.