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Acupuncture Questions Answered #1

We are frequently asked by patients, who are new to acupuncture, what actually happens during a session.  Let us explain the procedure and how the needles are used.
  
Acupuncture points are situated in all areas of the body. Sometimes the appropriate points are far removed from the area of your pain. Your acupuncture practitioner will tell you the general site of the planned treatment and whether you need to remove any clothing. A gown, towel or sheet will be provided. You lie on a padded table for the treatment, which involves:

  • Needle insertion. Acupuncture needles are inserted to various depths at strategic points on your body. The needles are very thin, so insertion usually causes little discomfort. People often don't feel them inserted at all. Between five and 20 needles are used in a typical treatment. You may feel a mild aching sensation when a needle reaches the correct depth.
  • Needle manipulation. Your practitioner may gently move or twirl the needles after placement or mild electrical pulses to the needles.
  • Needle removal. In most cases, the needles remain in place for 10 to 20 minutes while you lie still and relax. There is usually no discomfort when the needles are removed.

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Rulli Chiropractic Clinic

Monday:

7:20am - 12:00 pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

7:20am - 12:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

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1:00pm - 7:00pm

Friday:

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