Acupuncture is the practice of using thin, sterile, one-time use needles at specific areas of the body to reduce inflammation and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. It’s one of the oldest therapies in the world, starting in China in 1684.
Many people use acupuncture to heal from injuries and for all types of pain. Acupuncture is also popular for managing conditions such as high levels of stress, anxiety and insomnia.
A common question people have is: do the needles hurt? Acupuncture needles do not hurt very much at all. You may feel a bit of a pinch at certain points, but once the needles are in, most people feel calm and even fall asleep. Acupuncture is a wonderful complement to physiotherapy, osteopathy, as well as massage therapy.