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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 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.


Please dress comfortably and with the awareness that some treatments require needling the affected area directly. It is preferable to have had something to eat not too long before as well as arriving properly hydrated to allow the body to optimally enjoy the experience. No two sessions are the same, and we will discuss what modalities are most appropriate for the immediate time and structure the treatments accordingly.


Acupuncture is a highly synergistic medicine. Though some patients experience 90%+ healing from one treatment, this is not the norm, however rapidly increasing healing (relief from pain, decreased anxiety, increased mobility etc.) is to be expected. After our initial session I will give you a timeline for healing and recommend appropriate treatments to accomplish this. In general, the longer and more severe the condition the more treatments are needed to achieve optimal results, but this is not always the case. I want to offer you the full faith that I will give my honest opinion as to Oriental medicine's ability to restore your health, and will refer and/or recommend other options if I feel that they are a better alternative for you.




Wildwood Acupuncture
1509 SW Sunset Blvd., Ste 1F
Portland, OR 97239

Also Practicing at Dewar Chiropractic located at 332 NW 1st Ave.,           Canby, OR 97013