Acupuncture is a technique utilising fine stainless steel needles inserted at specific points in the body to aid with various ailments.
In all acupuncture treatments, only sterile, disposable needles are used to ensure the safest acupuncture treatment possible. Acupuncture is a safe method of treatment but may have some side effects, including but not limited to bruising, numbness or tingling, dizziness or fainting, minor swelling, and/or bleeding. A hematoma may occur at the site of insertion and may last a few days. There may be increased soreness at the sites of treatment on the day of, or the day following treatment. You must immediately notify the therapist if you experience any symptoms or problems. You should not make significant movements while the needles are being inserted, manipulated, retained, or removed.
At times, needles may touch nerves or bone causing slight discomfort. Please advise therapist and the needle will be removed as necessary. Nerve irritation can continue for up to 3 days after treatment.
Anyone under the influence of illegal drugs, alcohol, or who appear to be overly medicated will be informed that they may not be treated at that time and will be requested to reschedule their appointment.