Yes, when performed by a trained professional, acupuncture is safe. The risk of side effects is low, and most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Acupuncture can alleviate a variety of ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, and nausea related to chemotherapy. It’s a holistic therapy that promotes natural healing and improves the body’s functioning.
Most patients report feeling minimal pain as the needles are inserted. The needles used in acupuncture are very thin, and the sensation is often described as a tingling or temporary pricking feeling.