Acupuncture is Relaxing
The physical atmosphere while receiving acupuncture is similar to getting a massage at a spa. Patients are made comfortable on a massage table in a private room. Quiet music, pleasant lighting and aromas are used to make the experience relaxing and enjoyable. First-time patients are usually amazed at how comfortable they feel during treatment.
Although fine, flexible needles are the traditional method of treatment, other means of bringing about the desired physiological response include acupressure (finger pressure), laser, teishein (gentle-pressure instrument), auricular therapy, bead magnets and others.
In selecting a treatment method, the following will be considered:
- Patient age and physical condition
- Location of the acupoints to be treated
- Desired effect
- Skill and preference of the acupuncturist
much like a therapeutic massage, acupuncture can last between 15-60 minutes