If you’re wondering whether acupuncture is right for you, be assured that all treatments at All and One Acupuncture in Portland are focused on results. We know your time is valuable, and we will work with you to meet your desired outcome. We are honest and direct, and we will provide you with a clear treatment plan and prognosis so you know what to expect and when.
When you receive treatment, you’ll find a collaborative environment that is responsive to your needs. We will listen to your concerns, answer any questions, and create an effective plan for you together. Because we are passionate about Chinese medicine, we will go above and beyond the standard service to give you the highest quality care.
Common Acupuncture Questions:
1. Does acupuncture hurt?
No. The needles are extremely small, and some people don’t even feel the insertion. Occasionally, some people may experience a brief, mild pinching sensation as the needles are put into place. Although acupuncture is painless, it will often cause sensations such as radiating warmth or coolness, pressure, or a dull achy feeling. These sensations are therapeutic and often very enjoyable. Many people feel so relaxed that they fall asleep.
2. How many treatments will I need?
Most people receive five to ten weekly treatments, but because every person is different, the number of treatments needed will vary. Chronic, stubborn problems that have developed over several years may take longer to heal and may need a longer course of treatment over several months. Conversely, a relatively new issue may resolve in just a few treatments. Most people experience a change in their symptoms after two to three visits. Herbal therapies, lifestyle changes, and other factors can assist with the healing process.
You and your acupuncturist will discuss and create a treatment plan at your first visit. This will include the number and frequency of treatments, recommended lifestyle changes, and potential herbal therapies. During each visit, your practitioner will evaluate and monitor your progress to ensure that the treatments are yielding the desired results.
3. What are the needles like?
The needles are very small—about the size of a human hair. They are made from sterile surgical steel, and they are only used once. Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid. They don’t tear the skin or cause bleeding, which allows for painless acupuncture.
4. Does acupuncture work?
Yes. Evidence-based studies and controlled trials have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for numerous diseases and conditions. Read more about what acupuncture treats.
5. What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture has extensive benefits for both men and women. Learn more about the benefits of acupuncture here.
6. Where can I learn more about the history of acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a fascinating field, rich in history and modern interpretations. Learn more about acupuncture’s history here.