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Does Acupuncture hurt?

Because every person is made up of such a complex array of life experiences, it is no wonder that people feel and respond to needling in very different ways. The typical description includes feeling a slight pinch or pressure, which is then accompanied by warmth, tingling, or a heavy sensation at the site of the needle. Many people experience a deep sense of release and relaxation during and at the end of the treatment.

For needle-shy patients I may start off our treatments with non-insertive techniques and acupressure until we build enough trust to use needles. These are always options in the event that the fear of needles cannot be overcome.

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