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 are often not felt 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, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. All these sensations last for a few seconds and then settle down. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically. Many patients relax and fall asleep during their treatment. Acupuncture is very calming to the nervous sytem, so you will experience enhanced relaxation that helps improve moods and sleep.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 4-6 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few, sometimes as early as the first treatment. 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.

 

 

What to Expect - Weldon Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Ventura, CA

Elizabeth Weldon offers Acupuncture in Ventura, CA

Weldon Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Ventura, CA

Weldon Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

3737 Telegraph Rd., Suite F
Ventura, CA 93003

805-644-4520

Fax: 805-880-8882

email: info@weldonacupuncture.com

Conveniently located off Telegraph Road in Ventura, directly across the street from the Ventura Family YMCA. Parking is in the back of the building - accessed by the driveway adjacent to Ashwood Physical Therapy