NO! Acupuncture should not hurt, however you can feel other sensations such as heaviness, buzzing, or a current flowing up and down a limb. This is because these sensations are called 'De Qi' , meaning the needles are 'alive' with Qi. While this is a new sensation should not a be a painful, sharp, or stabbing one.
Acupuncture needles are not like hypodermic medical needles, they are super fine, and very smooth, making insertion easy.
Catherine loves introducing people to this practice, and is a gentle, caring, acupuncturist, with over 15 years clinical practice, she is highly experienced, accurate, and fast. Insuring your experience is a good one.
Before your session she will explain what to expect, and then support you through out the process. Finally, remember you are in charge, you can stop if you feel uncomfortable, and will not be charged.
YES! In fact Catherine is experienced in treating babies, and toddlers. Acupuncture for kids is different than it is for adults. Generally, we just pierce the skin and the needless are not retained, and often repeating the process.
Generally, kids do not feel anything beyond a mosquito bite. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to their acupuncture treatments, demystifying the process and helping kids get comfortable with the acupuncture and Catherine. Older kids will be asked for their consent.
Acupuncture is safe and effective for the elderly.
That depends on what you are presenting with. However, Catherine will be clear with the treatment plan and explain how many treatments it will take for you. There are also pack treatment packs available which can offer significant savings for long term care.
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