♦Who is a candidate for Acupuncture?
Children through the Senior
population virtually everyone is a candidate; At LIV Acupuncture we assess each person individually for appropriate
treatment amount and frequency. Acupuncture and other therapeutic modalities offered at our clinic are proven to be very safe
in the hands of a trained professional.
♦Do the acupuncture needles hurt?
What should I expect to feel?
Acupuncture is mostly painless; Sometimes, upon insertion,
there is a slight pricking sensation but this is very fast and dissipates immediately. The acupuncture needles are sterile and individually sealed; they are > 5x thinner than hypodermic needles. Acupuncture
is generally a very relaxing experience. The needle depth and sensation is unique
to each patient: needle sensitivity, physique, condition being treated...these are
all factors assessed before and during treatments. Your treatment is designed to suit your body specifically.
♦How often do I need to be treated?
• Acupuncture's effectiveness is cumulative.
Treatments are seen as a 'sequence' or a 'course' until the desired benefit is achieved. A sequence of treatment
will vary depending on the intensity of the condition being treated (mild, moderate, severe; acute, chronic)
• Frequency of treatment is established
after considering the therapeutic goal and clinical problem.
• For Example: Treatment results for Chronic pain will vary from
Acute pain; Most often, even when there has been a
health issue for 20+ years, by the third-fifth treatment we will note some measurable, positive effects from treatment.
At LIV acupuncture we are constantly assessing your response; this is what we mean by 'results-oriented', we
find and do what works for you.