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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned about what acupuncture needles feel like. They will not feel like any other needle you have ever experienced. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel upon insertion. Once gently stimulated, the needle then produces a unique sensation that is described by many as electric, vibrational, warm, or heavy. The sensation acupuncture produces is unique to each patient because each patient's micro-current of electricity, or energy, is unique.

Most patients find acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave their treatment room feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative and occur exponentially, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute, or short-term conditions, you can expect to have 4 to 10 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after your first session. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond to treatment, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Our goal at Awaken is exactly the same as your goal. We want you to feel better as soon as possible. Your body will inform us of how often treatment is needed, and will set the pace for your maintenance.