Is Acupuncture Painful?

This is the number one question asked when curious people are wanting to find out more about Acupuncture. A very great question to ask. Someone is going to stick a sharp object into my body?? Umm I'm scared!

Most of the time patients will not even feel the insertion. The needles are very small and fine, and the speed at which the needle moves through the skin is swift and therefore avoids any pain receptors in the skin but that does not means you wont feel something.

Different for each person, the sensations of acupuncture can vary from; nothing, a dull spreading ache, a short-lived electrical pulse, and even when the needles are left in some people can feel a moving or vibratory sensation.

All of these are normal and a sign that the treatment is effective.


Balancing Sage Clinic

37 Alma Terrace, Newport, VIC 3015

Ph: +61400 708 230


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Karina Smith

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Prahran

Yin Yoga Teacher, Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Yin Yoga Educator

Servicing Newport and surrounding suburbs including: Williamstown, Spotswood, Altona, Altona North, Yarraville, Kingsville, Footscray, Seddon and West Footscray,.


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