As an eastern practice, acupuncture has yet to be truly mainstream in American culture. Some have preconceived ideas about what acupuncture is like, which may or may not be true.

Here are a couple common misconceptions about acupuncture.

#1 It hurts – Acupuncture uses needles, but they are very thin and do not go very deep. Some placements may hurt more than others, but the most pain you will experience is usually just a small pinch.

#2 It’s not science – Acupuncture uses different theories based in eastern beliefs, but many of the results of the practice have been tested and confirmed by western scientists and researchers.

#3 Only really sick or injured people need it – Acupuncture works very well for injured patients who need help with pain management, but anyone can benefit from an acupuncturist’s help. High blood pressure, weight loss, and immune disorders can all be addressed by acupuncture, and even if you don’t have noticeable symptoms, acupuncture can help you reach your health goals.

If you have interest in trying acupuncture for the first time, contact Westwood Clinic and our team of wellness experts today.