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812-945-4500
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Acupuncture: FAQ

FAQ Acupuncture Treatment with New Albany Acupuncturist at 1st Choice Health and Wellness family for non-invasive chronic pain, relaxation & inflammation

Have you ever considered acupuncture for your pain and other health issues? If not, maybe you should. This ancient healing practice is one that delivers amazing results, and has real scientific evidence to back up its effectiveness. If you're ready to consider giving it a try, here are some answers to the top questions you may have about this wonderful healing treatment.

What are the Benefits and Risks of New Albany Acupuncture Treatment?

There are many benefits to acupuncture. It eliminates pain, promotes healing, induces relaxation, improves levels of happiness, improves fertility, strengthens immunity, and more. There are very few risks involved with the procedure. As long as it is done by a qualified acupuncturist using sterile needles in a clean environment, you need not be concerned about any. The most you may experience at a reputable location is some redness or soreness at the areas where the needles were placed. The risk of infection at the needle placement site is minimal to none at a clean facility, though you may want to dab the areas with alcohol afterward as a precaution. You may experience a drop of blood falling here and there in areas near blood vessels, but this is also extremely rare and harmless, as so little actually falls if this does happen.

What Conditions/Injuries Does Acupuncture Help Treat?

Almost everything. Acupuncture is a cure-all in some Asian cultures, and people here use it for that, too. It is particularly effective at eliminating pain, improving fertility in both men and women, reducing inflammation, increasing immunity strength, and increasing relaxation and improving mood.

Does Acupuncture Treatment Hurt?

Not at all. If it is done correctly, you won't even feel the needles going in, as the needles are placed in between nerves. On the rare occasion the needles nick the side of a nerve,  you may feel a small pinch, but it only lasts a second and doesn't hurt at all. Man people even report that acupuncture feels good. Some of the point used for inducing relaxation feel so good that clients report getting goose bumps when the needle goes into the point, followed by a feeling of all over relaxation. Other clients report acupuncture to be better than a massage for relaxing and inducing happiness and a good mood. So, don't worry about your acupuncture appointment. It won't hurt, and chances are, you will enjoy it.

How Long is Each New Albany Acupuncture Session?

Each session usually takes about an hour. Your first session may take a little longer, such as an hour and a half to two hours, because your acupuncturist needs to get your health history. The first part of your subsequent appointments will involve the placing of the needles. You will then spend some time alone, relaxing with the needles in place. Then, your acupuncturist will come in and remove the needles to complete your session.

How Many Acupuncture Treatments Do I Need With Our New Albany Acupuncturist?

It all depends on your condition and your individual constitution. Some conditions and injuries only take three or four treatments to heal, while others require regular appointments between one and three times a week for several weeks or months at a time to properly heal. Your acupuncturist will let you know what your individual situation requires for full healing when you get your evaluation at your first appointment at 1st Choice Health and Wellness.

What to Do Next: Schedule New Albany Acupuncture

Contact us to schedule your first appointment, evaluation, and treatment. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the 1st Choice Health and Wellness family. We can be reached at:

1st Choice Health and Wellness

2441 State Street #10
New Albany, IN 47150

812-945-4500

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