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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. The needles remain in for 20-30 minutes while you rest on a heated table – feel free to take a nap. Sometimes I will gently stimulate the needles to produce a sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Light is the oldest form of energy medicine. Used as far back as the ancient Egyptians and Greeks –  it is a non-intrusive, powerful tool for healing. Mend augments your Acupuncture treatment with LED Light Therapy every day for no extra fee. While reclining on the treatment table a dome of light will bath your face, neck and shoulders with warmth and light to help reduce anxiety, inflammation and add to the relaxation of your Acupuncture treatment. 

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 5 - 10 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.



Asian woman receiving acupuncture

Man getting ear acupuncture

Woman getting acupuncture on her face

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Mend is located in the heart of Los Feliz Village.

2016 Hillhurst Ave.

      Mend Family Acupuncture Location

* There is plenty of street parking as well as 1 hour parking across the street at Albertson's.

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