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If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call Tomoya at 512.656.3060 or send him an email at tomoyaclinic@gmail.com.


How does it feel? Is acupuncture painful?

Many clients feel nothing, and others may feel a small pinch followed by a sensation of tingling. Other sensations to expect include slight numbness, ache, traveling warmth, or heaviness. Most clients find the sensation of acupuncture pleasant and leave the clinic feeling relaxed. We can adjust our needling technique for hyper-sensitive, weak, or older patients.


What kind of needles do you use? Do you reuse needles?

We use very fine, solid, high grade surgical stainless steel acupuncture needles about the thickness of a human hair to stimulate the acupuncture points. These needles are pre-sterilized and disposable, and we never reuse needles.


Who can benefit from acupuncture?

Most people benefit from acupuncture. Many use acupuncture to relax and alleviate the stress of life. Others use it to treat conditions they have lived with for years, or acute conditions that come up. Many people find that they have at least one friend who has had acupuncture and can share a story about their experience.


How fast will I get better?

Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and herbal treatments. However, some conditions that have arisen over a course of many years will be relieved only with slow, steady progress. As in any form of healing, the patient's attitude, diet, lifestyle and determination will affect the outcome of a course of treatment.