If you have never had acupuncture in Charlotte NC or at all, you are bound to have some questions. The important part is finding answers to those questions so that you do not miss out on experiencing what could be a very beneficial approach to working with some of your ailments. Do not let fear of the unknown, or those “needles” get in the way of trying a drug-free approach to being pain-free.
What is acupuncture? The quick answer is that acupuncture is a way of adjusting and balancing the body through the insertion of thin needles into plotted acupuncture points on the body. Just as almost everyone knows that you can relieve parts of the body with a foot rub because all the nerve centers connect there, you can locate these points through acupuncture as well.
- What are the needles like? The needles used in acupuncture are not the kind you are accustomed to seeing at a doctor’s office right before you get a dreaded shot. The tips of acupuncture needles actually have a rounded edge as opposed to a sharp, pointed one.
- Does acupuncture hurt? Most patients describe the feeling as a slight tingle and usually after the initial few needle placements most people find it rather soothing. Even those who are afraid of needles find little to no discomfort from the needles. There is most certainly a sensation of some kind, but few patients would actually describe it as even uncomfortable.
- What if I don’t ‘believe’ in this type of approach? Receiving acupuncture treatment isn’t about ‘believing’ in anything. The process is simple, and while it is a good idea to have a positive attitude or at least a clear mind, you can often notice results regardless of what your views on natural methods are.
The best way to find out is to try it for yourself. Check out a Charlotte Chiropractor today.