Acupuncture in Nanaimo, BC

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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 inserted. When we gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that's called de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure which can spread or travel throughout your body. 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.​​