Does it hurts?

Insertion of the thin needles barely causes pain. After insertion you may feel the flow of energy by a short jolt or dull heaviness. This is also called the Qi and means that the body’s energy is addressed. This feeling disappears after a few seconds.

How hygienic is a treatment with needles?

The acupuncturists who are affiliated with the Zhong  professional association are required to operate in accordance with strict hygiene requirements; these requirements are very important to the clinic, the treatments and the use of needles. Acupuncturists work with sterile disposable needles.

What happens after insertion of the needle?

When the needle is put into place, the acupuncturist may describe the ‘qi-feeling’. This feeling manifests itself in a tingling sensation, a bit like a small electric shock or a heaviness. You can feel it around the needle but the feeling may radiate along the course of the meridian (energy path). This feeling lasts in most cases only briefly. By using different needle techniques, the acupuncturist can stimulate energy, reduce or harmonize.

Do you need to believe in acupuncture?

You don’t have to believe in it, but confidence in your practitioner stimulates the healing process.