Not usually. Acupuncture needles are very fine and upon insertion, the patient may feel a slight gentle sting. Generally, once the needle is inserted, there should be no pain. Most patients normally feel comfortable during the treatment. Most people find acupuncture a pleasant and deeply relaxing experience.
The process is gently administered with most people experiencing a feeling of peace and relaxation during acupuncture treatment process. You should be fine to travel home afterwards.
At Si En TCM Clinic, the acupuncture treatment is always carried out with sterile and disposable needles. Therefore, there is no risk of infection as these needles are very different from those used in injections and blood tests. Acupuncture needles are very fine and solid rather than hollow, so nothing is injected through them.
Chinese Herbal medication can be taken by all age groups from young babies to the elderly. We advise that you must notify your physician if you are also taking other medicines, suffering from allergies, other conditions or are pregnant as this may affect your treatment and prescription. The purpose of TCM herbal therapy is for general health maintenance by keeping the natural balance of the human body in harmony.