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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 gently stimulating the needles, this may produce a unique sensation that Traditional Chinese medicine calls de qi

Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure or spreading, traveling feeling. Though this is less common, you may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling mentally and physically relaxed.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The positive effects of acupuncture accumulate over time, so it's usually recommended to have multiple treatments. Acute conditions typically require 10 to 15 treatments, with relief often experienced after the first few sessions. Chronic conditions may take longer to improve, depending on their type, severity, and duration. Additionally, preventative and general well-being treatments can be scheduled as needed.


What to Expect - Golden Dragon Wellness in New York, NY

Melissa Johnson offers Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui Na, Qi Gong, Herbs in New York, NY

Office Hours

    Tuesday & Wednesday:    9am - 5pm
353 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1205

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday:
10am - 6pm

98 Green St. Hudson, NY
12534, Suite 1

Closed Monday and Friday