Acupuncture FAQs

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that helps to stimulate the central nervous system, resulting in the release of chemicals into the spinal cord, brain, and muscles. This process can promote both physical and emotional well-being. You may have several questions in mind before an acupuncture session. We can help assure you by answering any questions you may have at Circle Chiropractic Center, PC in Fairfax, VA.


What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

It is common to feel a small pinch when the acupuncture needles are inserted. You may also feel a mild aching or tingling sensation. There should not be any pain. Our acupuncturist, Reid Saunders, adjusts his technique as needed since sensitivity levels vary between patients. Many patients report experiencing no discomfort at all during their first acupuncture session.

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Address?

Some of the most commonly treated conditions are sciatica, hip pain, and low back pain. All of these medical conditions respond very well to acupuncture regardless of where the needles are placed. Acupuncture points are located in many places over the body.

Is Acupuncture Safe for Pregnant Women?

Acupuncture is safe for pregnant women. It is also said to be very effective. Many pregnant women seek acupuncture to reduce pain and promote more efficient labor. Many OB/GYN and midwives recommend acupuncture to their pregnant patients.

How Do I Know When I Am Ready to End My Treatment?

During treatment, many people fall asleep or report feeling drowsy. We compare this to the feeling of just waking up and feeling well-rested. A typical acupuncture session lasts no longer than sixty minutes.

Can I Participate in Other Activities Before or After My Treatment?

Acupuncture can be combined with other exercise or health care such as yoga, massage, and physical therapy. We highly recommend our patients compliment acupuncture with other exercises to experience the full range of benefits acupuncture has to offer.

Chiropractor in Fairfax, VA

At Circle Chiropractic Center, PC, we have years of experience sharing the benefits of acupuncture with Fairfax, VA residents. For more information on the benefits of acupuncture or to schedule a session, call us today at (703) 385-2990.


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