Does it hurt and is it safe?

  • Acupuncture is a safe and gentle treatment
  • Acupuncture doesn’t usually hurt
  • There can be a tingling sensation
  • You may feel warmth or a dull ache but these feelings last only a few seconds
  • Single use, fully sterile needles are used
  • I am a member of The British Acupuncture Council and adhere to strict safety codes

Five Element acupuncture is a very gentle system, which uses very few, fine needles which are not usually left in. Most people feel only a slight warmth or tingling sensation which only lasts for a few seconds.