Acupuncture treatments involve stimulation of points along meridian channels to rebalance Qi (energy), Yin, Yang, Blood and fluids in the body. Points may be stimulated with needles, pressure, electrical current, heat and magnets. Most experience minimal to no pain but often notice a relaxing sensation or Qi with needles.
For an acute condition a course of acupuncture may start with 2- 4 treatments/week for 4 weeks then treatment is reassessed. More chronic conditions may require longer periods of treatment but frequency may be reduced to once per week.