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Acupuncture: FAQs Answered by Our Acupuncturist in Naperville, IL

If you’re suffering from an injury that won’t seem to heal, a mental or physical health condition, insomnia or another issue, we would love to help. Here at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible treatments, tailored to your exact condition. Our acupuncture services are calm, compassionate and effective. We invite you to learn more about them today.

Are you considering acupuncture for natural pain relief and wellness? Read these frequently asked questions answered by our Naperville acupuncturist.

Common Questions about Naperville Acupuncture

While you’ve likely heard Naperville acupuncture can help you, it’s natural to feel a little wary of trying it out. Many people are understandably nervous about the idea of needles in their bodies, and need a little reassurance. Knowing more about exactly what Naperville acupuncture entails can help you figure out whether or not it’s right for you.

What Are the Benefits and Risks (Side Effects) of Acupuncture?

The benefits of acupuncture are extremely wide ranging. Acupuncture can increase your wellbeing within just a few visits, and can often fix issues that Western medicine has been unable to address through traditional doctor visits or pharmaceuticals. It can either work as a supplement to other medical solutions, or in some cases, replace them entirely for a much more natural approach to health.

The risks of acupuncture are extremely small. The most common side effect is that you may feel a little sore. While technically there is a chance of puncturing an internal organ or getting infection, this risk is so small that it almost never occurs. We have never experienced this is our practice.

What Conditions or Injuries Does Acupuncture Help Treat?

Acupuncture helps with many conditions, including:

  • Calming over-excitable nerves and soothing stress
  • Healing insomnia and treating mental health issues
  • Increasing range of motion and decreasing pain
  • Improving digestion and healing internal organs
  • Aligning bodily systems

Do Acupuncture Treatments Hurt?

No. It’s possible that you might feel a prick equivalent to a little cat scratch, or a small “zing” as the needle goes in, but acupuncture is never painful in the way a shot or a blood draw is. Afterwards, as mentioned, you may be slightly sore, but again it will not hurt.

How Long Is a Session?

Most sessions last roughly an hour. This is enough time to talk to the acupuncturist, for them to insert the needles, to leave them in for about 20-30 minutes to take effect, and to remove them.

How Many Treatments with a Naperville Acupuncturist Do I Need?

The number of treatments varies depending on the condition. For chronic pain, you may benefit from a lifetime treatment plan. For acute illnesses and injuries, a few treatments often do the trick.

Find a Naperville Acupuncturist You Can Trust Today

Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture has been operating as a Naperville acupuncturist for more than a decade now. Owned and founded by Dr. Timothy Erickson, our clinic offers a wide range of services, which we combine into customized treatment plans for all our patients.

If you would like to trust your health to our experienced Naperville acupuncturist, please give us a call at 630-983-1805 today. We would love to help you find your optimal health.

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