Austin Sports Medicine Tips: At an Acupuncture Appointment

It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class! If you’ve never had acupuncture treatment, you may be wondering what to expect, perhaps even a little nervous. Here are some facts about what you can expect during your visit:

  • Needles. Acupuncture involves needles – there’s no avoiding it. Definitely a good idea to come to terms with this before booking an appointment.
  • Little pain. The good news is the needles used for acupuncture are so thin that there’s little to no pain with the treatment.
  • Clean. Needles are completely sterile and never reused.
  • Relief. Acupuncture often times offers immediate pain relief. It’s very common to have some improvement on the day of the first visit.
  • Keep at it. The overall effect of acupuncture may take several visits. Committing to the overall treatment plan is the only way to achieve the desired end results.
  • Relax. Some locations on the body will feel a sensation like heaviness or lightness. The experience should be very relaxing and many patients actually fall asleep during acupuncture.

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