Pain is the number one issue against acupuncture treatment for a lot of people who have never tried the treatment. Well, that’s understandable since acupuncture does involve the insertion of needles into your skin.
But for anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing acupuncture in Cleveland, they would say that it is practically a pleasant and painless procedure. Sure, there may be a few eerie sensations that may be felt such as mild electrical or tingling sensations in parts of your body remote from the site of the insertion. But these effects immediately dissipate a short while after the needles have been inserted or after they have been removed from the body.
A lot of patients claim that acupuncture can be quite a relaxing experience.
You need not worry at all about safety when acupuncture is performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner. Zero infection is assured with the acupuncturist’s use of disposable, sterile, individually packaged needles.
From its origins in China, the use of acupuncture has spread throughout Asia, then to Europe and then to North America. This treatment has several unique techniques that have been developed in different countries. Ask your acupuncturist what type of acupuncture technique he/she uses. Your acupuncturist would be willing to explain it in detail.
How to Choose the Right Acupuncturist for Your Own Specific Needs
If you are considering getting acupuncture for the first time, you can ask your healthcare provider for referrals. You can also go online and search for an acupuncturist practicing near your area. Once you have found one, you need to question him/her about details of his/her training and experience. You can ask if he or she has any experience treating your specific problem and how long has he/ she been practicing acupuncture.
Your acupuncturist should explain to you in simple terms about what the treatment will entail. This includes the cost of the treatment, how long the treatment will take, and the risks involved. If you are completely satisfied with his/her answers and confident with what the practitioner is recommending, you can then proceed with treatment.
After your first treatment you can begin to expect some positive changes in your symptoms. But you should not be alarmed if the benefits quickly wear off. During the initial phases of the therapy, relief is always temporary. In certain instances, the patient may not experience any relief at all and might have to wait a few days before some results are felt.
The quality of relief and length of time in which symptoms are reduced get much better and much less following each acupuncture session. The results become more definite, until the benefits are maintained as the course of your treatment progresses.
Each person is unique and so the practitioner will design a treatment course that considers the uniqueness of your constitution and symptoms. Never settle for any “off the shelf” solutions. Again, before you proceed, you need to ask some probing questions and need to get satisfactory answers.
One other important thing to note is that you need to finish your course of treatment since this is the only guarantee for long lasting results or even a complete cure of your condition.