Needles are the main reason for our reluctance regarding acupuncture.
Just the thought of a little needle entering our skin is enough to make us cringe, so you can imagine that the thought of multiple needles makes us feel worse.
But if you can put your fears aside and dispel the myths, acupuncture has many benefits. That’s why we dug for you (and even conquered our own fear by trying it).
Myth: Acupuncture does not work.
“If you experience chronic or acute discomfort, physical or emotional, you will benefit from acupuncture.” In fact, researchers at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center found that the symptoms of acupuncture patients had decreased by 50% after treatment.
Myth: Acupuncture is painful.
“First patients are often surprised to learn that I have already placed the needles and have not experienced any pain,” said Sajadian. We can also bear witness to this. During our treatment, we did not feel anything.
Myth: Acupuncture only treats pain.
Although acupuncture is a popular treatment for pain relief, it can also treat chronic and acute conditions such as digestive problems, stress, emotional disorders, psoriasis and allergies. There is also a growing demand for acupuncture for cosmetic purposes such as acne and facial rejuvenation.
Myth: You can’t have acupuncture when you’re sick.
“If you can get to your appointment, your acupuncture treatment will reduce your symptoms and even help you recover faster,” says Sajadian. Indeed, it has been proven that acupuncture strengthens the immune system and also serves as a preventive measure during the cold and flu season.