What is it?
How does acupuncture work and what are the benefits?
How many treatments are needed?
Will it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very fine, and as such traditional acupuncture is generally not a painful treatment. Your physiotherapist uses a guide tube and tap technique that allows needles to get past the initial layer of skin with minimal to no discomfort.
Of course, some points may be felt more than others but overall Acupuncture is tolerated very well and clients often report a feeling of relaxation during and post treatment.
Dry needling, as mentioned before, can cause more discomfort as we are using the needle to stimulate the muscle as opposed to leaving it in for a lengthened period of time.
Your physio will talk you through the proposed technique along with the benefits and potential side effects before any treatment is carried out.