Does Acupuncture Hurt?

By: Jolanta Kurz, RMT, Jun 01, 2014
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Does Acupuncture Hurt? | Myoflex Massage & Rejuvenation Clinic

Is acupuncture painful?

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Acupuncture is a technique which consists of inserting and manipulating very fine needles into acupuncture points located on different parts of the body, for therapeutic purposes. The needles are sterile, disposable and very tiny. The diameter of the needles ranges from 0.2 mm to 0.3 mm and up. There is a little sensation when the needle is inserted but it quickly dissipates ones the needle is in place.

For people who are extremely sensitive, special needles coated with silicone, allowing extra smooth insertion, can be used.

Needles can also be completely eliminated in acupuncture treatments and replaced by acupressure or suction cups or micro-current stimulation of the acupuncture points.

Jolanta is the founder and manager of Myoflex Massage & Rejuvenation Clinic in Fredericton, NB, a Complementary Health Clinic providing Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Aesthetics and Non-surgical Rejuvenation and Body Contouring. Myoflex's goal is to help restore and maintain optimal health for their clients.

Jolanta holds a doctoral degree in Biology. She is a Registered Massage Therapist and is a graduate of the Foundation of Acupuncture and Advanced Acupuncture Programs.

She is a member of Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists and Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists. Jolanta has been volunteering for both Associations and is a past President of ANBMT.