When you attend your first acupuncture treatment at the clinic, you will be asked to read a basic information sheet about acupuncture therapy, as well as sign a consent form. Your physiotherapist will explain how your treatment will proceed and give you a chance to ask any questions. Your therapist will then begin treatment by cleaning the skin and inserting acupuncture needles in a variety of points in the body.
Only single-use, sterile, disposable needles are used in our clinic. Once all of your needles have been inserted, they will be left in for approximately 15-30 minutes. You will be encouraged to let your therapist know at any time if you experience discomfort. After that, your needles will be removed, and the remainder of your physical therapy session will be completed.