First off, we want to clear up a common misconception about acupuncture that the needles hurt when they go into your skin. Although you may feel the needles upon insertion, you probably won’t feel any discomfort since they are so small. Most of the needles we use are about the size of a single cat whisker. Below, we’ve covered a few other myths about acupuncture and debunked them with the truth.
- Myth: No Medical Professional Recommends Acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient form of treatment, but many medical institutions still recommend it as part of a healthy lifestyle. In many cases, acupuncture can be a helpful method for pain management when other more traditional methods are not as effective or want to be avoided.
- Myth: Acupuncture Only Treats Pain. It is true that acupuncture can help with pain for many people, but there are other conditions it can also help with. You might want to try acupuncture if you have back pain, knee pain, morning sickness, high blood pressure, allergies, depression, menstrual cramps, ongoing nausea and vomiting, insomnia, or another condition that makes life more difficult.
- Myth: You’ll Need Some Time Off After an Acupuncture Appointment. One of the main benefits of acupuncture is that there are few to no side effects. After you come to our wellness clinic for an acupuncture session, you can plan on going back to work, playing with your kids, attending school, or anything else you need to do that day.