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Infinite Healing Center Acupuncture FAQs

Our staff at Infinite Healing Center, Mesa, AZ, know that many people have questions about acupuncture. Our team has gathered the most frequently asked questions about acupuncture.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting very thin needles into specific points of your body as a form of pain treatment. Chinese culture believed that the needles disrupted the body’s “chi” flowing through bodily meridians and helped rebalance your energy.

In modern western practice, it is believed that the needles stimulate and calm the nerves, muscles, hormones, and tissues, thus reducing pain and easing other health issues.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture can treat:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure
  • Chronic Pain
  • Colds
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Gastro-Intestinal Problems
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Many other conditions

What Happens During an Acupuncture Session?

An acupuncturist will have you lie on a massage table and expose the area necessary to place very fine needles into specific parts of your body according to the location of your pain or issue.

How Many Needles Are Required?

Each treatment is unique and tailored to the individual and their desired outcome, but acupuncturists typically use between 5 and 20 needles per session.

How Long Do the Needles Stay in Place?

Treatments vary by patient and acupuncturist, but typically you will relax, with the needles inserted, for 10 to 25 minutes.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

No, acupuncture does not hurt, though it may be mildly uncomfortable for some. The acupuncturist inserts very fine needles with great care and expertise, and many say they cannot feel the insertion nor the removal.

What are the Side Effects of Acupuncture?

There are very few side effects with acupuncture, but some may experience slight bruising, soreness, or minor bleeding at the insertion site. The everyday use of single-use, disposable acupuncture needles nearly eliminate any risk of infection.

Is Acupuncture Safe for Anyone?

You should not receive acupuncture if you have a bleeding disorder or are pregnant. Due to the needle’s potential interference with electrical currents, you should avoid acupuncture if you have a pacemaker.

What Can I Expect to Feel After Treatment?

Many people say that they feel either relaxed or energized after an acupuncture treatment. Everyone responds differently, and some may not respond at all.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Each person is different, but most acupuncturists recommend trying at least three sessions before deciding whether or not acupuncture is right for you.

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