Frequently Asked Questions…

Will acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are filiform meaning that they are solid. (They are not like a hypodermic needle that requires solutions to pass through the needle.) Therefore, they are extremely thin (tiny!) and many times patients don’t even feel the needle at the acupuncture point.

There are some sensations that can be felt like a heaviness, dull ache, tingling, or nothing at all. All these sensations are tolerable.  At its worst, it feels like a rubber band being plucked against your skin. If a patient were to feel a sharp pain with insertion, they should inform their acupuncturist and the practitioner can withdraw the needle and reinsert it adjacent to the original site without any discomfort.

What are the side effects of acupuncture?

The most common side effect of acupuncture is relaxation. Many times, patients fall asleep during treatment. We do provide soothing music in our clinic, but some patients may snore so it’s a great idea to bring your own personal headset with music that you can relax to!

How many treatments will I need?

This will be discussed at your new patient acupuncture appointment. The longer your symptoms have gone on, the more treatments that you’ll need. Whereas symptoms that have been going on for a week or less resolve more quickly.

The younger a patient is, the more quickly they respond as well.

As you go through your plan of care you will notice that severity of symptoms will decline and frequency of incidences will also decline. Eventually you reach a state of held balance that brings health and wellness.

The minimum frequency to build toward lasting change is one acupuncture visit per week.


(Community Style Treatments)…If I have back pain, why are needles being inserted on my arms, hands, legs, and feet?

At Tiny Needle, we are set up in community style with recliner treatments. The meridians that run through the back travel all the way down to your toes. Some of the most powerful acupuncture points are on the arms, hands, legs and feet! You will be amazed at how your back pain and other various symptoms will respond.

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