Acupuncture Specialist

Connecticut Pain Solutions

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Neurology Specialists located in Wallingford, CT & Ridgefield, CT

Acupuncture Q & A

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into various parts of the body to stimulate or relax the body.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine-based approach to treating a variety of conditions by triggering specific points on the skin with needles. Acupuncture is a minimally invasive method to stimulate nerve-rich areas of the skin surface in order to influence tissues, glands, organs, and various functions of the body.

Benefits: reduced stress, reduced anxiety and depression, reduced back pain and neck tension, relieves joint pain/osteoarthritis in the hands, arms, and knees, relieves headaches/migraines, relieve menstrual cramps, improved immune system, regulates the digestive system, enhanced mental clarity, Increased energy, Helps decrease insomnia, reduced high blood pressure, Allergy/sinus congestion relief, o Reduced cigarette cravings, Reduced cigarette cravings, a Greater sense of overall health and well-being.

Does Acupuncture have side effects?

Yes, the common side effects of an acupuncture treatment are listed below:

  • Drowsiness may occur after treatment. If you are so affected, you are advised not to drive.
  • Minor bleeding or bruising may occur when the needles are removed.
  • Symptoms can get worse after treatment. Be sure to tell your doctor about this at your next appointment.
  • Fainting may occur in certain patients, particularly at the first treatment. In addition, if there are particular risks that apply in your case, your doctor will discuss these with you.