Most acupuncture sessions last between 20 and 40 minutes.
Courses of treatment often involve up to 10 separate sessions, but this can vary.
On the whole, no. However when the fine needles are initially inserted you may feel a sharp scratch. Acupuncture can be very relaxing, calming and is an effective form of pain relief.
It may cause a short term increase in pain. This may last only a few minutes, or in some cases there may be soreness in the area for up to 48 hours. This is followed by an expected improvement in the symptoms.
Generally very few. The effects are usually very quick and that’s why it may be sore. Dry needling combined with manual therapy can be highly effective.
Yes, Acupuncture is considered to be a very safe treatment
Serious side effects are extremely rare – less than 1 per 10,000 treatments.
A very small number of patients may experience drowsiness after treatment. If affected, you are advised not to drive.
In about 3% of treatments, bruising or minor bleeding may occur after acupuncture
In about 1% of treatments, mild pain may occur during treatment.
All our physiotherapists are registered with the Health Professionals Council so you can be sure your assessment and treatments are carried out to the highest of standards. We are recognised by all the major private medical insurance companies.