WHO recommendations: diseases treated by Acupuncture
For certain conditions, Electroacupuncture treatment can be used. Electroacupuncture is the usage of electric impulse stimulation through the acupuncture needles in the affected areas and is utilized in more severe pain conditions as well as in anovulation and fallopian tubal blockages. It's also a pain-free treatment with minor vibration in the affected area.
If you have never had acupuncture before, only few needles will be used for your first visit till you become more comfortable with the experience. With acupuncture, more needles does not always mean better results.
Needles usually stay for about 30 minutes. The results of treatment will depend on the individual: your relief may be immediate or slightly delayed. The relief will last (depending on the individual) from few hours to few days.
There could be some side effects of the treatment (which are rather rare) like: dizziness, sleepiness, euphoria, nausea, slight bruising and muscle aching. Any of these will only last a very short time. It is recommended to take a short nap after acupuncture.
The length of treatment (depending on conditions) will take from 2 to 6 visits ( a proposed course of treatment will be discussed afront).
NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture: effectiveness of acupuncture for a variety of conditions