You have heard your friends and acquaintances tell you how much acupuncture has improved their quality of life, and they urge you to try it, but you just can’t get past the needles. Have no fear, there is a way to get around the needles.
If you are needle shy, or needle sensitive, you can still receive the benefits of acupuncture with other handy tools that your acupuncturist may have for people just like you. In my practice I have cold lasers, tuning forks, and a handheld TENS point locator, all which can be used to stimulate acupuncture points and provide needleless treatment. For children I used Shonishin tools which are small metal tools that are used to scratch or tap a child’s skin over acupuncture pathways, without inserting needles into the skin.