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What is Acupuncture?



Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific points on the body with the aim of relieving pain and for therapeutic purposes. These acupuncture points lie along meridians along which qi a kind of vital energy flows.  Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people feel energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Improper needle placement, movement of the patient, or a defect in the needle can cause soreness and pain during treatment.  


Treatment may take place over a period of several weeks or more. 8-12 sessions is recommended for severe conditions, but most people with minor pain respond within 1-3 treatments.

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