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Acupuncture and Pain

Alternate Names : Needling, Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Pain | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

A person may feel a pinprick sensation followed by a tingling or numbness when the needles are inserted. The amount of sensation will depend on the point being treated and the depth to which the needle is inserted. Needles can be inserted and removed in seconds. They can also be left in place for up to a half hour. The length of treatment depends on the type of illness that is involved. The person may have immediate pain relief. Other benefits usually take a couple of days to appear.

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Acupuncture and Pain: Home Care and Complications

Author: Dr. Karen Wolfe, MBBS, MA
Reviewer: Alison Kallman, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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