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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Acupuncture work?

Needling acupuncture points stimulates the central nervous system to release chemicals into the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. The biochemical changes stimulates the body's natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being. 


What does Acupuncture feel like?

Depending on the area of needle insertion sensation may vary. Acupuncture points on the scalp, hands, and feet may feel like a momentary pin-prick sensation that quickly goes away. Other areas with thicker muscle tissue may feel dull, aching, throbbing, or produce no sensation at all. 


How should I prepare for my appointment?

It is best to be well hydrated, avoid caffeine if possible, (it can interfere with the pain relieving abilities of acupuncture), eat a light meal within two hours of your treatment, and wear loose fitted clothing that can roll up to the elbows and the knees.


Can I exercise after my acupuncture treatment?

It is not recommended to exercise after treatment even if energy levels feel more elevated. Research evidence shows that the treatment increases once the needles are withdrawn as they re-stimulate the acupuncture points and surrounding connective tissues. It is best to rest for the remainder of the day. 

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