What does Acupuncture feel like?

Most people's experience of needles is of those used in injections and blood tests. Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to these. They are much finer and are solid rather than hollow. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache. Needles are inserted either for a second or two, or may be left in place for 30 minutes or more, depending on the effect required. During treatment, patients commonly experience a heaviness in the limbs or a pleasant feeling of relaxation.

The benefits of acupuncture frequently include more than just relief from a particular condition. Many people find that it can also lead to increased energy levels, better appetite and sleep as well as an enhanced sense of overall well being.




What is Acupuncture?
What is Qi?

Who has Acupuncture?
What does it feel like?

Diagnosis
Treating the whole person

Consultation
The First Visit

How often will I need treatment?

Should my doctor know?
Is it safe?

How can I find a qualified Acupuncturist?

Can it help me?

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  Wimbledon, Claygate and Hersham Acupuncture and Herbs