Acupuncture is the insertion of extremely thin needles into the body at specific sites to stimulate the circulation of blood and qi, and bring about a natural immune response. The needles are sterile, single-use, and stainless steel.

Acupuncture points are located on meridians that flow all over the body from head to toe.   The most common sites for needles to be placed is the extremities.  Although the abdomen, back, and head may also be needled depending on what treatment is needed for the individual.    

Acupuncture does not hurt.  When qi is obtained you may feel a dull, achey, throbbing sensation depending on your reactivity, these are all normal sensations. 

Needles are typically retained for about 20-30 minutes, during this time one will feel very relaxed and may even fall asleep.  The number of needles used, vary from person to person and from treatment to treatment, depending on an individual’s presentation at the time of treatment.