Acupuncture is the insertion of fine pre-sterilized, disposable stainless steel needles into the skin along the 12 acupuncture meridians and 365 acupuncture points.
Acupuncture regulates various physiological functions in the body and stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal and has been used for centuries as a safe, natural, drug-free approach to wellness.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as effective for over 40 common disorders including: neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, reproductive and gynecological conditions, mental emotional problems, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory disorders, circulatory disorder, and many more. Learn more about what can be treated with acupuncture and at the World Health Organization.
At Monica Patt Acupuncture we offer acupuncture for various conditions such as:
- Fertility Acupuncture
- IVF & IUI Support
- Pregnancy Acupuncture
- Acupuncture for Pain & Injuries– including back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines
- Women’s Reproductive Health
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible and often not much thicker than the size of a hair. Acupuncture needles are so fine that approximately 30-40 acupuncture needles can fit into the opening of a traditional medical syringe! When inserted into the skin they feel like a small pinch. There are different needling sensations that can be experienced around the insertion site such as heaviness, a dull ache, radiating, tingling, warming or even an electric type sensation. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing and fall asleep during treatment.