FAQ

Is acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture needles are very fine – about the thickness of a human hair. There should be little or no discomfort with needle insertion. Please note that Tian Long Acupuncture Clinic uses disposable needles exclusively.

Can acupuncture help me?
While Westerners are most familiar with the use of acupuncture for pain control and anesthesia, acupuncture and Oriental medicine also treat a wide variety of other conditions. Please see our Acupuncture page for more details.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies widely according to the conditions. Usually one or two treatments per week are recommended. Chronic illnesses may require treatment for several weeks or longer. Acute problems generally respond much faster. Many conditions can be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and herbs. However some chronic, long-standing conditions may require slow, steady progress. As in any form of medical care, the patient’s attitude, diet, determination, and lifestyle will affect the outcome of the course of treatment.