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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 you will hardly feel 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, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

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 to 12 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. 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.

 

Attention Veterans:

This Practice Is Now Registered with the Veterans Choice Program under Health Net

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "VA Mission Act," which is legislation to extend and reform the Veterans Choice Program to allow more private care options. Here is the latest news.

The Senate approved the legislation, 92 to 5, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and President Trump has indicated he will sign it into law.

The bill authorizes $5.2 billion to extend the current Veterans Choice Program for one year while the VA enacts reforms to expand private care options. Funding for the VA Choice Program was due to expire on May 31.

Here is a Link to the description of the VA Mission Act