Frequently asked questions

Does it hurt?

No, it does not. Acuneedles are very fine and they are inserted gently. Many people imagine that getting acupuncture feels like getting a vaccine. It will not. Most people barely notice the insertion of the needle.

Will I feel something when the needles are in?

People often say they get a sensation of pressure, tingling, hot or cold or movement. These types of sensations are normal and even good.

Will acupuncture and Chinese Medicine help me? 

Many people around the World find help from Chinese Medicine. So there is a good chance that you will find help as well. If you are not certain, come to the clinic for a free 15 minute consultation and we will talk about your case in more depth. Please contact me for a consultation.

How many treatments will I need?

I always tell my patients that acupuncture and Chinese Medicine work accumulatively. That means that one has to get treated regularly and more often in the beginning and in case the symptoms flare up. Once the patient feels better, less frequent treatments are required.

I am going through IUI/IVF/ART. When should I start acupuncture treatments?

It is very individual how quickly people respond to acupuncture, but most people will require a series of treatments lasting from a few months up to a year. The recommended treatment schedule is to start your acupuncture treatments at least three months before you start your IUI/IVF cycle. That being said, there is no wrong time to start acupuncture treatment and any amount of acupuncture is helpful when going through your fertility treatments. Having regular acupuncture treatments can increase your chances of success, both in conception and maintenance of your pregnancy.

I am pregnant! Is it safe for me to come for treatments?

Congratulations! Acupuncture is shown to be a safe and effective drug-free treatment during pregnancy, so yes you can absolutely come for treatments (“The safety of acupuncture during pregnancy: a systematic review“). It is however important that you inform me as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test because that will change our treatment protocols and we will take the baby into consideration as well.