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What To Expect At Your First Acupuncture Treatment

Nice article and personal experience on what to expect at your first Acupuncture Appointment:

When you hear the word acupuncture, what’s the first thought that comes to mind?

If the answer was “needles,” you’re not alone. Anecdotally speaking, it’s pretty common for people to associate the traditional Chinese treatment with the supposedly scary, pointy, painful instrument used to perform the practice. In fact, I was one of them. Continue reading

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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Most people’s experience of needles is that of those used to give injections, take blood etc. Acupuncture needles differ from these hypodermic syringes in that they are much finer and are solid rather than hollow, they are designed to part the skin without cutting the tissues. Sterile stainless steel needles are commonly used with a diameter of between 0.25mm to 0.45mm which is about the thickness of a human hair.

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