Licensed acupuncturist Steve Bialon of White Dragon Healing Arts Acupuncture Clinic expertly and painlessly places acupuncture needles and synergistically uses cupping therapy and asian massage techniques to assist in healing his patients.
How many needles goes into acupuncture treatments?
Fear of needles is one of the greatest hindrances for our new patients seeking this our alternative medicine for the first time. Well, that is a difficult question to answer because the number can vary greatly from one to tens or maybe hundreds. It all depends the number your acupuncturist feels comfortable working with to locate the right acupuncture points on your affected area.
However, the good news is that what you have seen on TV is less than accurate, there is usually no need for hundreds of acupuncture needles and the actual number could lie anywhere between 7 and 20! Sounds like too many? Well, there is no cause for alarm, there are legendary healers who can use much less than that. As rare as they are, there are or were therapists who could get to the bottom of your problems with only a single acupuncture needle. Typically, a few should suffice.
Fear of needles can be overcome.
Let not the fear of the needle stand between you and your health which is your happiness. Your healer will normally start with just a few acupuncture needles and then gently increase the number if need be so that you build your tolerance slowly. It’s a bit of an uphill climb having sharp objects inserted in you but when it is to assist in your health and recovery, it actually feels more pleasurable than it looks.
We could say that the number of acupuncture needles that you will need depend on your acupuncturist of choice and the condition that they are treating for. There are also variants of techniques with some specializing in very few needles but they are also relatively more difficult to strike the right points.
What might happen is they use too many acupuncture needles?
Acupuncture is meant to be a gentle procedure but it is also a powerful one that can cause the patient to be overwhelmed, dizzy and even cause them to faint. That is more likely to happen when they use too many acupuncture needles on a patient who is just starting out. Luckily, no seasoned acupuncturist in our clinic will allow it.
Our Acupuncture works!
The idea of having several hundred acupuncture needles lodged in your back or face is not very attractive for beginners. The reassurance that acupuncture is a non-painful healing technique that has been studies and perfected over thousands of years goes out of the window the moment the doctor walks into the room. Those who have never been in that comfy chair imagine all sorts of crazy things might happen in there. One of the most frequently asked questions is, just how many needles does an acupuncturist need?
Our acupuncturist prefers to keep the number of needles down to a minimum. So you can rest assured that you will not be filled with needles from end to end. And even if that would undo the damage caused by living an extra busy life with stressful event, it would be totally worth it. You just have to keep your mind distracted and it should not hurt. In fact when done properly, there is no pain when an acupuncture needle is inserted. This could be the only miracle you need occasionally to restore your best health.
To schedule an appointment with Steve today call 612-730-4336.