Does Acupuncture hurt?
This is the most common concern for new patients at the Fertility and IVF Acupuncture Clinic. Many patients have never considered using acupuncture in the past. If this is you, do not worry, most are surprised at how little the acupuncture needles hurt.
When the acupuncture needle is inserted you will feel a slight pricking sensation. The degree of this sensation will depend on in to which anatomical location the needle is being inserted. Acupuncture needles on the abdomen and the back are mostly pain free. Sensitivity increases when being needled on the extremities. The sensation becomes more noticeable when receiving acupuncture either lower than the elbow or lower than the knee. The most sensitive place areas being the feet and the hands.
Do not worry, you will be fine. Very few patients who have received acupuncture at the Fertility and IVF Acupuncture Clinic have had an issue with the needles. This even is the case for those who believe they are afraid of needles. Dr Kirk Wilson (PhD) is experienced in needling those who are sensitive. He is very gentle, patient and considerate. He will not force you to receive needles if you are uneasy. If you have any fears, just let Dr Wilson know and he will do his best to accommodate your concerns. It is important to put acupuncture needles into perspective and understand they are far finer than the dermal needles you receive at the doctor, dentist or IVF clinic.