What You Shouldn't Believe About Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture is an ancient holistic treatment that focuses on relieving the body of pain. During the treatment, an acupuncturist will insert thin needles into certain parts of the body. Although acupuncture has been offered in the United States for a while now, there are still a lot of misunderstandings about it.

Here are a few common misconceptions about acupuncture that you should not believe.

Acupuncture Hurts Too Much

It is easy to see why many people think acupuncture is painful. After all, needles are going into your body. However, it is important to understand that these needles are so thin that you won't feel much discomfort. While you may feel a sensation, you should not feel pain. Acupuncture is designed to alleviate pain, not cause it.

Acupuncture Should Produce Immediate Results

While some people may experience relief after one acupuncture session, some may need more time to notice results. How long it takes to see results will depend on the type and severity of your condition. An acupuncturist may be able to estimate how many sessions you will require. If you do not notice results as soon as you had hoped, do not get discouraged.

Acupuncture Just Treats Pain

It is true that many people get acupuncture to alleviate chronic pain. However, that is not the only ailment acupuncture treats. The therapy is also effective at treating headaches, anxiety, nausea and other conditions. 

Acupuncture Can't Be Performed with Other Medical Treatments and Medicines

Some people may be reluctant to try acupuncture because they do not think it can be used with other treatments. However, acupuncture usually does not conflict with conventional treatments, like physical therapy, and medicine. However, the treatment may not be recommended for those on blood thinners, as they can suffer bruising.

Acupuncture Is Too Costly

Another reason why some people avoid acupuncture is because they assume they can't afford it. Although acupuncture may be a specialized treatment, it is more affordable than you might think. It can certainly be less costly than certain prescription medications. In addition, insurance companies are recognizing that acupuncture is effective at treating many conditions, so they are covering it in their plans.

As you can see, there are a lot of different misconceptions about acupuncture treatment. If you are dealing with chronic pain or another ailment, you may want to give acupuncture a chance. 

For more information about acupuncture treatment, contact a local business.

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