What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 10 to 15 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

 

 

What to Expect - Marathon Acupuncture & Float Therapy in Marathon, Florida Keys

Angela Roth, L.Ac. offers Acupuncture, Float, Injections, Cupping, Herbals in Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon Acupuncture & Float Therapy offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Float, Injections, Cupping, Herbals in Marathon, Florida Keys

 

 

What to Expect - Marathon Acupuncture & Float Therapy in Marathon, Florida Keys

What is floating?

Enter tank filled with 250 gallons of water, 1300 LBS of Epsom Salts (read magnesium sulfate) which shuts down 90% of neuro-muscular feedback, flushes toxins and lactic acid out of the muscles, and lowers blood pressure. The temperature is controlled at 94 degrees, air and water, which contributes to the unique and amazing sensation of floating by shutting down sensory receptors on your skin. Floating is relaxing by default but also reduces inflammation, anxiety and relieves joint and muscle pain. Bring your device with some calming music and zen out.