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 inserted. Gentle stimulation of 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.  In general I recommend that a new patient come in for treatment twice a week for one to two weeks and then we will re-evaluate based on how the patient is feeling.  After that a once weekly treatment for a few weeks as long as there is continued improvement.   Then we can switch to a treatment every other week for a while and then we can move to every three weeks.  After that a once a month "tune-up" is recommended.  During this tune-up period we can address any new issues or continue to make adjustments to other existing conditions.

 

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Peter Marek offers Acupuncture in Elkton, MD

The Center For Advanced Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Elkton, MD