Our Acupuncturist, David Bruce Leonard, LAc, uses only pre-sterilized disposable needles in his practice. Risks from an acupuncture treatment are low. Some side effects may be minor bleeding, bruising, or soreness. In spite of what one would think, acupuncture actually can be very relaxing. Many of his patients fall asleep while on the table receiving a treatment.
After an acupuncture treatment, some people feel more relaxed, while others feel more energized. How you respond will depend on many factors including your constitution and current state of health.