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Acupuncture?

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by Jennx Jennx (Member)

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If a patient asks you if acupuncture hurts, what do you say to them? I know that you shouldn't tell them that something doesn't hurt 'cause you never know how they'd feel about it themselves...

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Have you ever had acupuncture? If so, you could tell them about your experience and how it felt to you. I have never had it, so I would tell them that, and also tell them that because a very small needle is inserted into the skin, that I imagine it would probably feel like a little pinch at the site of insertion.

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lhflanurseNP has 40 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Nurse Practitioner.

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From experience, most acupuncture does not hurt...but sometimes if the needle hits a real "hot" spot it can. Usually the pain resolves, if not, the acupuncturist will remove it. My very first acupuncture treatment was for a migraine. The person asked me if I could lie down and I was afraid to because of the nausea. After the 4th needle I don't remember much other than waking up about 20 minutes later lying down and my headache gone!

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