Comfort & Safety

Acupuncture needles are so fine that they can barely be felt. Some people are worried that it will hurt, and are apprehensive about the idea of needles.

However, the needles are so fine and so skilfully inserted that you may not be aware of them even going in. Once they are in, you may feel a dull ache at the needle point, a general numbness of the area, a tingling or a sensation of heat. You may also just feel deeply relaxed. The needles are left in for about 20 minutes and many patients experience a heaviness of the limbs or a pleasant feeling of relaxation.

What are the needles like?

The needles are solid and very, very fine. They are sterile, pre-packaged and each needle is only used once and then safely disposed of in a special box.

How many sessions will I require?

This will depend on you and on other treatments that we use at the same time. The best thing to do is contact me and we can discuss your situation. I will be able to give you an estimate based on my experience.