Common acupuncture needle
For many people, there's one thing that holds them back from enjoying the benefits of acupuncture: fear of needles.
There's a spectrum of fears, ranging from moderate concern about being voluntarily being stuck with needles to downright needle phobia. Fear of needles is the number one reason I hear for people not considering acupuncture to help their symptoms.
Five things to remember if you're scared of getting acupuncture:
Acupuncture is the gentlest form of needling possible. If it felt anything like a shot, acupuncturists wouldn't be in business!
If you want to take out a needle that's bothering you, tell your acupuncturist. If you only want a few needles or don't want them in very long, let your acupuncturist know. If you don't want that point by your wrist needled, tell your acupuncturist. A good acupuncturist will go at whatever pace your comfortable with.
So, what do you say? Maybe this is the year you'll overcome your fears and give acupuncture a shot!
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