Everything you wanted to know about acupuncture but were too afraid it would hurt to ask..

Does acupuncture hurt?

Not usually. A tingling or pressure sensation is often described at the point (considered to be a good therapeutic sign) during the treatment, but the needles are so fine (traditional acupuncture needles’ diameter is only 0.2-0.3mm) that people having treatment for the first time are pleasantly surprised, finding the treatment to be very relaxing and therapeutic.

Does FSN modern acupuncture hurt more?

Not at all. In fact, FSN as a modern acupuncture therapy, only use 1-2 needles and it only reach subcutaneous tissue (Fatty tissue), you will feel less pain than normal acupuncture. Kids are more like this FSN than traditional acupuncture.

Do I need to believe in acupuncture in order for it works?

No, you don’t need.

How will I feel after acupuncture?

Usually relaxed and calm. Occasionally you may feel tired or drowsy for couple of hours if the treatment has been particularly strong or it’s the first time for you to have acupuncture. 

What about the needles used?

We use single use pre-sterilised disposable needles, which are disposed of after each treatment. The members of FSN Association of Europe and Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK) observe the Code of Practice which lays down stringent standards of hygiene and sterilisation of equipment.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is only safe and efficacy when it is operated in a proper trained practitioner’s hand. A qualified acupuncture practitioner should know human anatomy and physiology well, he has to register a professional organization and observe it’s Code of practice which ensure his safe performance.

Can I get cross infection from acupuncture?

The acupuncture needles are always sterilised before use. To eliminate any possibility of getting AIDS, or other infectious diseases, disposable needles are preferable. Such needles are used once only and then disposed safely.

What is Chinese medicine used to treat?

Most conditions apart from those requiring immediate western medicine intervention and serious degenerative disease, although it can be used to subsidise and complement Western treatment, enhancing the patient’s quality of life. Acupuncture tends to treat chronic ailments for which there is no conventional cure, such as migraine, chronic muscle and joint pain, asthma & allergies, IBS and other digestive system problems, PMS and menopausal issues, stress and other mental health etc, but the therapy can also be used to treat acute conditions such as sports injuries.

How much treatment do I need?

This depends on what problem it is , how long you’ve had it, how ‘deep’ or serious the problem is, your age and so on. A muscle problem such as tennis elbow may only need one or two sessions but if it’s been with you for months it will be harder to tackle because more muscles will probably become involved. An illness such as ME or Rheumatoid Arthritis will require long term treatment because many different aspects of the functioning of the body have become involved – the illness is much more complex.

While FSN modern acupuncture, it normally could produce instant effect for pain relieving.