Acupuncture selects specific acupoints according to the diagnosis by the pratitioner. This will involve the insertion of very fine sterile single use needles on the body; stimulating the body restoring health and balance.
It will vary between patients – however a brief dull ache may be felt along with numbness or a heavy sensation. Since the needles are very fine most of the time the patient will feel no pain.
Generally, acupuncture is very safe. In some situations are some mild reactions including bruising and drowsiness. Your practitioner will discuss these with you prior to treatment.
ACC can cover injuries treated with acupuncture by a registered treatment provider. You need an ACC claim number from your GP or other health provider. You can use the same ACC number for acupuncture treatment whilst continuing with other types of treatment (physio, chiro, osteo) etc).