Acupuncture Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

Acupuncture is a safe, noninvasive way to treat many painful conditions and improve wellness. PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists in Atlanta offers this alternative treatment to help patients with many conditions, from headaches to back pain. Contact the practice today or book an appointment online to see the benefits of acupuncture.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used in medical practice for thousands of years. In this noninvasive, painless treatment, your trained acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into key areas around the body. The needles help improve the flow of energy, stimulate nerves, and release tension to improve overall wellness. The needles will remain in place for 10 to 20 minutes before your provider removes them.

In addition to needle placement, your acupuncturist may also manipulate the needles to improve energy flow. Your practitioner might gently swirl the needles or pass mild heat or electricity through the needles to improve tension relief. These manipulations are safe and may improve your results.

Acupuncture treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on what area of your body is receiving treatment. The treatment is provided in a relaxing atmosphere, similar to a massage, while you lie on a padded table beneath a sheet. 

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can be used to help heal a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis 
  • Back pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Stress

Acupuncture is most effective when delivered by a trained, experienced practitioner like the team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists. It may be the right choice for you if you want to avoid medicine or more invasive treatments.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture does not hurt. However, in some cases, it may cause bruising or minor bleeding. These side effects go away quickly. There are low risks of any other problems related to acupuncture, but you may not be a good candidate for the treatment if you are pregnant or have a bleeding disorder. If you have a pacemaker, you should also avoid electrical stimulation through acupuncture needles.

When will I see results from acupuncture?

You may begin to see benefits from acupuncture after just one treatment. However, for full relief, practitioners generally recommend six to eight acupuncture treatments. Regular treatments may also help prevent pain from returning. 

Acupuncture can improve your quality of life and relieve your pain without invasive treatment. Contact PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists today or book an appointment online for your acupuncture consultation.