When should I seek Acupuncture therapy?

When experiencing pain, stiffness, numbness, or discomfort, acupuncture therapy is often considered as one of the best treatment options. However, it’s important to note that sudden severe pain, infections, fever, severe headaches, and chest or abdominal pain require immediate medical attention.

Acupuncture therapy is typically more appropriate for chronic symptoms that have persisted for over a month and are not considered life-threatening. Acupuncture has been shown to be particularly effective at addressing pain, stiffness, numbness, and discomfort. It’s essential to address the underlying cause of the condition rather than just relieving the symptoms. Acupuncture can help identify and treat the root cause of the issue, which may lead to a more long-term solution.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are very thin, flexible and compared to the size of human hair. You may feel a small prick when the needle is inserted, but most feel only minimal discomfort. Once the needles are in place there should be no significant discomfort and most people feel deeply relaxed which can continue after they are removed.

How long does the effect of single Acupuncture treatment last?

Initially, the effect of acupuncture may be short-lived, but with regular sessions, the benefits can extend for a longer duration. The human mind and body possess a natural tendency to thrive for equilibrium, attempting to maintain a state of balance even when disrupted.

Through targeted stimulation of needles, acupuncture initiates the process of self-restoration within your body. The primary objective of acupuncture is to re-educate your body to recognise and establish a healthy state as the norm.

How many Acupuncture sessions will I need?

For acute cases like strained neck or back, you’ll need only 2- 3 sessions or even just one in some cases. For chronic symptoms, on the other hand, more than 5 sessions will be required especially if the root of the problem lies deep within the internal organs and nervous system.

The objective of acupuncture is to retrain your body, and your practitioner uses the appropriate stimulation to restore your body to its optimal state. As you repeat sessions, your brain begins to recognise the positive changes and will work to maintain this healthier state.

Positive changes in your body may be noticed after the first session, followed by increasing levels of comfort and relief with subsequent treatments. During the initial stage of treatment, a weekly session is considered optimal to establish a healthy body rhythm. As your symptoms improve, the interval between sessions can gradually be extended.

Once you have achieved your desired goal and reached a comfortable state, it is recommended to schedule treatments every 2-4 weeks to maintain your progress. Alternatively, if you can manage to sustain the comfortable state for a whole month, some people find it convenient to maintain a monthly treatment rhythm.

Since each person and their symptoms are unique, it is important to find the treatment interval that works best for you. Rest assured you are always welcome to return for treatment whenever you feel the need.

After reaching my treatment goal, is it still necessary to continue Acupuncture sessions?

Ultimately, the decision depends on your values, but it’s important to note that prevention is key to avoiding a recurrence of symptoms. After all, chronic symptoms often result from the accumulation of unhealthy habits and daily stressors.

Imagine your body as an empty cup, with stress and negative habits as water droplets that gradually fill it up until it overflows, causing pain and discomfort. Acupuncture can help reduce the water level in the cup. While reducing stress and changing bad habits can aid in this process, there are situations when these approaches alone may prove insufficient or challenging, especially when the symptoms are primarily caused by work or relationship-related stress.

Regular Acupuncture treatments can strengthen your body’s resilience by restoring the balance and functions of internal organs, while identifying the causes of fatigue and discomfort according to your lifestyle and occupation. To prevent the recurrence of symptoms and enjoy a comfortable daily life, it’s recommended to continue Acupuncture care.