If you haven’t tried acupuncture, you probably would be worried a bit if you learned that it involves the sticking needles into your skin. But if you’ve had the chance to talk to anyone who has tried it, they would say that despite the use of needles, acupuncture is actually a painless and even pleasant medical procedure. There may be a few sensations felt such as a mild tingling or numbness or even slight electrical pulsations near or around the area where a needle is inserted. But when the needles are withdrawn or after the needles have been in place for a while, these sensations immediately disappear.
According to a lot of people, acupuncture in Cleveland can be extremely relaxing. You need not worry about safety when your acupuncture treatment is conducted by a licensed and qualified practitioner. He or she only uses new, disposable, sterile needles to ensure that there is not the slightest chance of infection.
Acupuncture originated in China and spread throughout East Asia. Eventually, people began using it in Europe and the US. The countries that have used acupuncture for a long time have developed their own style of treatment. Ask your acupuncturist about the style of acupuncture treatment he or she uses. Your acupuncturist is more than glad to explain it to you in detail.
How to Choose the Right Acupuncturist for Your Own Specific Needs?
When you talk to an acupuncturist for the first time, be sure to ask him or her about his training, credentials, and experience. Make sure to ask if he/she has any experience treating your particular problem and how long he/ she had been in practice.
About the type of treatment that will be performed, your acupuncturist should give you a detailed but easily understood explanation of it. The practitioner will tell you about the potential risks involved in the treatment, the length and duration of the treatment, and, of course, how much the treatment will cost. Your acupuncturist will make sure that you are completely confident and happy of what is being recommended for you.
During the initial treatment session, you can already expect some improvements to your condition. But if those improvements wear off fairly rapidly during your first treatment, you should not worry. In the early stages of the treatment, those improvements are usually only temporary. In some instances, there might not be any improvement at all but your condition tends to decrease over the next few days.
The time period of the treatment and the level of relief of the symptoms will become more definite following each visit, as your plan of treatment progresses.
It’s important to stick to the schedule of treatment sessions your acupuncturist has prescribed, especially during the initial stage of the treatment. This help your body benefit from the momentum and maintain the results that have been gained.
You specific case will determine the number of treatments you will need although, the length of your treatment usually last for three to six weeks with one or two session each week. After that, you may need one or two visits per week for the next six weeks. During this time, some conditions may be already completely resolved. Some patients may require a “maintenance” treatment from time to time. During your initial consultation, your treatment schedule should have already been outlined.
Each patient is treated by the acupuncturist in a way different from the other patients. If you know a patient suffering from a condition the same as yours, your acupuncturist should still provide you with a treatment plan that’s different from that of the other patient.
One more important thing to note is that you need to complete the course of treatment recommended for you. This is the only way to guarantee the longest lasting and best results.