Acupuncture is a very natural and effective way of healing various conditions. In acupuncture, hair-thin needles are inserted into specific points throughout the body to promote self-healing and to improve functioning. There are well over 300 "points" on the human body, and each one has specific function(s). Points are chosen after carefully assessing the patient's unique condition and body type.
Acupuncture needles are solid, hair-thin and flexible. Rather than tearing through the tissues, acupuncture needles gently glide in, which makes them mostly painless. However, you will usually feel a small pinch with the initial insertion of the needle. Most patients, even those normally afraid of needles, describe the overall experience to be pleasant and relaxing.
Yes. When practiced by a qualified acupuncturist, it is one of the safest forms of treatments available.
Here's a short explanation of acupuncture's safety from the World Health Organization:
Acupuncture has been used in Asia for thousands of years to treat all types of conditions. It is perhaps most widely known in U.S. as a pain management therapy, however, acupuncture can effectively treat a wide range of internal conditions as well.

At HS Acupuncture & Herbs, we treat various painful conditions throughout the body, headaches, stress-related conditions, insomnia, menstrual problems, and many other conditions quite effectively with acupuncture.

Here's some information from World Health Organization about what conditions can be treated with acupuncture:

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