There's no need to be frightened. RELAX.
Relaxation is something that cannot be overemphasized.
If you experience dizziness, nausea, cold sweat, shortness
of breath, or faintness during treatment this known as needle
shock. Immediately inform your practitioner and they
will withdraw the needles. Needle shock is primarily due
to anxiety in first-time patients. It rarely happens if
the patient is treated lying down.
Feel free to let your practitioner know of any pain or
burning sensations experienced during acupuncture or
moxibustion. If you find acupuncture or
electro-acupuncture unbearable at any point during treatment,
be sure to speak up so that the proper adjustments can be
Do not change your position or move suddenly.
& Answers About Acupuncture
What problems can be treated by
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Does it hurt?
Are the needles clean?
Do acupuncturists only insert needles?
How does acupuncture work?
Are there different styles of
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choosing an acupuncturist?
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receiving an acupuncture treatment?
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