Who can benefit from acupuncture?
A lot of people turn to acupuncture to treat a variety of symptoms and health conditions. Others consider acupuncture as a means of strengthening their constitution or lifting their spirits when they feel unwell.
What does acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture is generally very relaxing, as evidenced by the testimonies of most patients. Upon insertion, the needles can sometimes deliver a tingling sensation or a momentary dull ache. This is a good sign that the body’s qi has been successfully stimulated. It’s important to note that the needles used for acupuncture are a lot finer compared to those used for blood tests and injections. Some patients do not even feel them as the practitioner inserts the needles at different points of the body, and once they are in place, it often requires a conscious effort for you to notice them.
How many sessions are required?
How will I feel after an acupuncture treatment?
Do I need to prepare myself before treatment?
What should I do after each session?
Are there any negative side effects of acupuncture?
Can children and teenagers get acupuncture?
Should I inform my doctor that I'm getting acupuncture?
Should I continue taking my prescribed medication even when I'm in the middle of acupuncture therapy?
Does my private medical insurance cover the cost of my acupuncture treatment?
- Pay Care
- Healthshield (covers Acupressure)
- Simply Health
Some companies may require insured clients to be referred by medical specialists, so be sure to check this with your insurer. Be sure to check with your medical insurer the expenses that will be covered and what their terms and conditions are.