2311 E. Burnside #202 Portland OR. (503)-233-3786
What will my acupuncture treatment involve and how many treatments will I need?
First, we do a comprehensive intake on your health history, and answer any questions you may have. Then, you lie down in a peaceful l room for our treatment. Wearing loose-fitting clothes or shorts is helpful, but warm towels are also available for draping.
As I insert the needles you may feel a tiny pinprick or you may not feel anything at all. Once the needles are in you may feel various sensations such as tingling, a heavy sensation, temperature changes, pressure, etc. These sensations will dissipate as we work, and you should not feel uncomfortable. If any discomfort occurs, you will let me know and I will adjust the needle or remove it.
Once all the needles are in, you rest for 10-30 minutes. Generally, even needle-phobic people find acupuncture to be a soothing, peaceful experience. Patients leave the office much more grounded and relaxed than when they came in.
The number of treatments needed depends on the duration, severity, and nature of your complaint as well as your overall general health. You may need only a few treatments for an acute condition, a series of 5-15 for many chronic problems, and many treatments over time for some degenerative, on-going conditions.