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 I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental 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. Although it can be usually it is not a "one hit wonder". For acute conditions you can expect to have 5 to 10 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. 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. We firmly believe the results of acupuncture vary, dependent on the compliance of the client. We always check in after the first treatment to see how you felt and if there was any improvement as well as any positive or negative responses. We don't want to subject you to more treatments than needed so we are constantly evaluating how you feel and your progression. Our goal is to get you evenly balanced and feeling better with quarterly tune-ups that occur at the change of seasons.

 

 

What to Expect - Beaches Acupuncture & Wellness Center in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Saundra Bennett offers Acupuncture in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Beaches Acupuncture & Wellness Center offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Beaches Acupuncture & Wellness Center

504 Osceola Avenue
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

904-853-5592