A Little About Acupuncture
The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) recognizes acupuncture to treat more than 43 common disorders, including the ones I will be limiting my practice to:
- Disorders of bones, muscles and joints, as well as the nervous system that include, arthritides, migraines, headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, legs, low back, neck and shoulder pain.
Is Acupuncture Safe? Painful?
Clean Needle Technique: A Manual for Acupuncturists and other Healthcare Professionals
The protocol I follow for handling and disposing of needles is written by Jenny Belluomini.
I do not reuse needles and they are individually packaged.
Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible. They are about the diameter of a human hair;
most times the insertion is painless through the skin.
You may feel electricity, or heaviness in the area of the insertion .
If a needle is inserted into a sore spot in the muscle, the muscle may jump.
Most people receiving acupuncture treatments find it relaxing and may even fall asleep.