FAQ on Acupuncture:
Is acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture is not as painful as we think it is. You will feel a sting when the needles penetrate the skin barrier. Once the needles have pierced through the skin, your physician may be doing some manipulation on the needles to stimulate the acupuncture points in your body. During this stimulation, you may feel some soreness, ache, heaviness and even electric current passing through the acupuncture point. This sensation is perfectly normal. However, if you do feel that the stimulation is too much for your comfort, do let your physician know so that they will adjust the needling according to your comfort level.
Can I do acupuncture on an empty stomach?
It is not advisable to do acupuncture on an empty stomach. It is very common for you to experience a drop in blood sugar level or a drop in your blood pressure during your acupuncture session. When your sugar level or blood pressure is too low, you may experience dizziness or even fainting during your acupuncture session. Therefore, it is very important not to do acupuncture on an empty stomach.
What do I have to wear for an acupuncture session?
It is very important that you wear loose clothing which are comfortable for you. Wearing tight-fitting clothing may not allow your physician to do acupuncture on areas where the clothing is too tight.
How many needles are done each time?
It would really depend on the condition you are presenting. Some conditions require more needles during an acupuncture session. Your physician will have to access your condition and determine how many needles are needed during your acupuncture treatment.
Can acupuncture help with fertility?
Yes, definitely! Acupuncture helps to improve blood circulation to the uterus. The better blood flow to the uterus also allows for better nourishment and development of the follicles, and help improve the uterus lining.
Does acupuncture cause scarring?
Acupuncture do not cause scarring. The needles used in acupuncture treatments are very fine, and after the acupuncture treatment, you can barely see the puncture holes from the needles.
Does more pain mean higher effectiveness?
More pain is not equivalent to the acupuncture treatment being more effective. Most of the acupuncture stimulation involves soreness, aches and heaviness. While it is important that we stimulate these acupuncture points, and you will feel these needling sensations, it is important that we keep these needling sensation to your comfort level.
Is the target area of pain related to the organ right beneath the area?
No, acupuncture involves the theory of meridians in the body. Acupuncture unblock blockages in the meridian, If the needling area is painful, it is usually related to that particular meridian in your body. The intensity of pain and needling sensations is related to the blockage in the meridian. The more painful, the more blockage there are in the meridian.