You are not alone. It is normal to be a little afraid of being poked with a sharp object. You may have heard this before, but the needles are hair thin and most of them you won’t even feel. Some needles will give a slight pinch going in, and then you don’t even know they are there. I compare it to a mosquito bite.
Once the needles are in, you rest for about 20 minutes. Most people go into a deep relaxation and some even fall asleep.
I was afraid to try acupuncture at first too. Way back in about 2002 I threw my back out. I was desperate. I gave in and tried acupuncture. It must have worked because here I am practicing as a Registered Acupuncturist!
It was waaayyy less of a big deal than I thought it would be. Now I acupuncture myself! I have performed acupuncture on people from 8 to 86 years of age. I have 10 years of experience and I will do my best to make you feel comfortable.
I want to reassure you, I am not mean or scary! I will not do anything you don’t want me to do. Even if you agree to come to acupuncture, but you have a few limits on where I am going to put needles, we can totally talk about that. I have a few clients that have some areas they do not want needles. There are always alternatives.
While I am on alternatives, did you know that it doesn’t always have to be needles? I can work with cupping massage or even gua sha. Gua sha is also called scraping or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. We can do your whole treatment with other methods. Acupuncturists have a lot of training to help you to feel better.