How does it feel?
Most people find acupuncture very relaxing. It is hard to describe the sensation felt, one person will experience the feeling differently from another. Patients often describe the needle sensation as a tingling, dull ache or a feeling of warmth. This means that contact has been made with the qi or energy (deqi).
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Should I tell my doctor?
Acupuncture works well either as a stand alone therapy or in combination with other therapies.
If you are currently receiving treatment from your doctor it is recommended you tell your doctor that you are planning to have acupuncture. Do not stop taking your medication without professional guidance.
The acupuncture treatment may enable you to reduce or even stop taking some forms of medication, but you should always consult your doctor regarding any change of prescription.
Tell Clare about any medication and supplements you are taking so she may consider them in her diagnosis.
Is acupuncture covered by my private health insurance?
That depends upon your insurer. As the demand for complementary medicine increases more private health insurance companies are beginning to offer cover for traditional acupuncture. You should check your individual policy details.
The BAcC keeps an ‘open’ list of private health insurers. The list is growing, with the significant addition of WPA - the result of a singlehanded campaign by a single-minded patient! The attached document outlines the current position.