A lot of people who hasn’t tried acupuncture Palm Harbor would probably be anxious to try the treatment for the first time. But most people who have had acupuncture would basically describe it as painless as or less painful than plucking out a hair. The sensation felt during acupuncture treatment follows from a range of nothing at all, to slight numbness or achiness, to mild tingling, to electrical pulsations in the areas away from the site of insertion. Once the needles are removed, all the sensations will subside. The needles used for acupuncture are smaller than that of hypodermic needles which means it is smaller than the needles used for drawing blood and are not solid and hollow.

Each patient would describe acupuncture treatments differently. Most patients would say that the treatment can be relaxing and patients usually leave in less discomfort and are more functional compared to when they walked in. there are times that the effects of acupuncture therapy can be too subtle to perceive especially during the beginning of treatment. Improvements would be more and more apparent after five to 10 treatments.

Acupuncture is considered safe when it is performed by qualified and thorough acupuncturists. Licensed acupuncturists are aware of the human anatomy very well therefore inserting needles in a safe fashion. The tools used to penetrate the skin are sterilized or pre-sterile and are disposable after every single use. Some acupuncture needles are sterilized and disinfected in an autoclave similar to dental or surgical instruments used. Standard precautions must be observed to ensure cleanliness and safety of every patient. All health care professionals are well aware of the concern over infectious diseases. Unless done so on purpose in certain situations, bleeding may occur. But if this is required for treatment purposes, the amount of blood is minimal and far from being dangerous.