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. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Asian medicine practitioners call 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.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so a series of treatments are usually necessary for patients to reach their health goals. For acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be all that is needed. However, 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.


What to Expect - Unity Acupuncture Clinic in Chapel Hill, NC

Sara Paukovich offers Acupuncture in Chapel Hill, NC

Unity Acupuncture Clinic

What to Expect - Unity Acupuncture Clinic in Chapel Hill, NC

Contact Info:

1800 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway Suite 100

Durham, NC 27707 


919-480-2256 (CALM)