Acupuncture can coincide with most other therapies or treatments. Before beginning acupuncture, your acupuncturist may ask the following:
- Do you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse?
- Do you have a pacemaker?
- Are you prone to seizures?
- Do you have a bleeding disorder?
- Are you pregnant?
- Have you eaten today?
Answering ‘yes’ to the above questions may indicate a contraindication to acupuncture. As a safety precaution, your therapist will not perform acupuncture. Assessing the risk is important for your health and safety.
Your condition and ailment determine the acupuncture points. Many barely feel a thing with the placement of the needles. However, some may feel a dull, heavy, or tingling sensation. These sensations are normal. Your therapist may leave the acupuncture needles in for 15-45 minutes to achieve the desired effect. It may vary from therapist to therapist. It may also vary depending on the technique used.
Always ask questions or voice your concerns with your acupuncturist. You should feel comfortable with it. If you don’t, let them know.
Many extended health insurances cover acupuncture. However, make sure to double check with your insurance beforehand.
Acupuncture can have wonderful effects. It can help reduce pain and illness in your life. For more information, contact Athlete’s Choice Massage today. Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us help you get back to leading your best life.