What can I expect after treatment?

You may note a spot of blood at one or more of the needles sites and/or a small bruise could develop. These should not be harmful, but please talk to your practitioner if you are concerned.

Patients often experience the most dramatic results in the first treatment. Some patients experience an immediate total or partial relief of their pain or other symptoms. This relief may last or some pain may return. In a few cases, there may be no immediate relief only to notice the pain diminish over the next couple of days. Generally, you should expect to feel better.

Most patients will have more questions than this brochure can answer. Your practitioner is used to answering questions such as:

  • Should I continue to see my medical doctor?
  • Should I continue taking my present medication?
  • What should I eat? Is there anything I can do for myself at home?
  • What signs of success should I look for first and after how long?

You should discuss all of your questions in person with your practitioner.