You probably know that acupuncture involves sticking a bunch of tiny needles in your skin, and if you’re like most people, your knowledge of this practice probably stops there. For that reason, we here at Active Integrative Medicine want to debunk some of the most common myths we hear about acupuncture.
- Myth #1: The needles are painful. When you think of needles, you probably think of pain. But this isn’t the case for acupuncture. When you come in for an acupuncture appointment, you might feel some slight pressure at the insertion points. But other than that, acupuncture is a relatively pain-free process.
- Myth #2: Acupuncture is not effective. Some people view acupuncture as a mystical form of voodoo that doesn’t actually work. However, there have been many studies published about the effectiveness of acupuncture. We encourage you to give it a try and see how effective it is for you.
- Myth #3: Acupuncture is only for pain. A lot of people decide to come in for acupuncture because they struggle with chronic pain. And while acupuncture can help with persistent pain, it’s also great for many other conditions and ailments. For example, acupuncture can help with nausea, stress, anxiety, depression, and many other conditions.
Are you ready to give acupuncture a try and see how it can benefit your overall well-being? We’d be happy to tell you more about what acupuncture is like and also help you schedule an appointment. Contact us today!