Contemporary Acupuncture practitioners are conventional health professionals with a special skill. They design your acupuncture treatments based on a thorough evaluation of your neurofunction. They select specific goals based on the most important physiological functions in need of regulation, using precise peripheral nerve stimulation sites to best promote these therapeutic responses.
All acupuncture interventions are potentially beneficial because of their expected effects on human physiology. Contemporary Acupuncture practitioners have studies these effects and know hot to best achieve the desired therapeutic goals in a clean, logical, reproducible, and scientific manner.
Contemporary Acupuncture practitioners use a painless insertion technique, with a two hand contact, providing comfort and control at all times. Modern acupuncture needles are very thin, sterile, and single use. They are solid with a round tip that gently parts tissues without damaging them. Discomfort during this process is minimal. At times, a special electrical device is used to improve the effects of the treatment. This electrical stimulation is quite comfortable.
In most cases, a positive response is seen quite early, sometimes in the first session. Your practitioner will design the best plan for you, based on your condition, from 2-3 times a week to once per week. positive responses for simple pain problems require 6-8 treatments, while chronic conditions may require 10-12.
Adverse effects of acupuncture are rare, the most common being minor bruising or minimal bleeding (about 0.3% in 1000 treatments). Mild drowsiness and/or a sense of euphoria may occur after treatments, so you should keep this in mind before driving. Truly rare adverse effects can be explained to you by your practitioner.