Dr. Angelica Kokkalis, O.M.D L.Ac.

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Is Acupuncture Painful?

Will it hurt?

An acupuncture needle is very fine, with a tapered point that parts the skin rather than cutting the tissue. There are usually some sensations of energy movement, but not pain. Most people fall asleep when left with the needles, and wake refreshed and relaxed. The duration of the treatment is 30 min. to 1 hr. The number of treatments varies according to the condition. Acute problems may respond with just a few treatments. A chronic problem that you have had for years may require a longer series of treatments. Treatments are usually once or twice a week.