It’s not like going to the dentist!
American acupuncturists use extra-thin, sterile, disposable needles that many people can’t even feel. You may feel nothing at first, or just a pinch…then a dull ache, tingling, fullness, or warmth. A cortisone shot is monster-sized compared to an acupuncture needle. In fact, don’t even think of them as needles…think of them as filaments as fine as bunny fur.
Some insurance policies cover all or most of the cost. Initial interview, diagnosis and therapy session lasts about 90 minutes. Subsequent treatments are an hour or less. Veronica can always add some relaxing massage. "You make me feel wonderful," one patient just said.
Almost all disorders are relieved to some degree by 6-10 treatments. Many people notice improvement immediately and are surprised at a subtle yet far-reaching sense of well-being. Sometimes a patient will notice a profound improvement after just one treatment. But the average client will come about 6 times per year to maintain optimum health.
Some of the conditions listed by the World Health Organization as effectively
treated by acupuncture: