Where On The Body Do The Acupuncture Needles Go?
Acupuncture points cover the whole body, from head to foot and number over 400. Only a handful of these acupuncture points will be selected for stimulation during an acupuncture treatment.
The acupuncture points selected for stimulation with an acupuncture needle will vary from acupuncturist to acupuncturist. Generally, however, the most common areas where acupuncture needles are inserted include; the head, ears, hands, the problem area, lower legs and the feet.
I use a variety of techniques taught by different masters of acupuncture, utilising various theories and techniques for each individual, giving people a tailor-made acupuncture treatment.
Some acupuncturists like to strongly stimulate the acupuncture needle to get a strong response from the acupuncture point. I don't do this as many people find it uncomfortable. Instead, I use a gentle stimulation with ultra-fine acupuncture needles to make it as pleasant and as relaxing as possible.
Where On The Body Do The Acupuncture Needles Go For Fertility?
The insertion of acupuncture needles for fertility vary location depending where you are on your menstrual cycle. Extra points are used before ovulation to help the egg grow and mature. After ovulation, additional points are used to reduce anxiety and aid implantation.
Generally, for infertility treatment acupuncture needles are inserted on the top of the head, ears, hands, lower abdomen where the ovaries are, the lower legs, ankles, and the feet.
Are Areas On The Body More Painful Than Others?
Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, for example the hands and the feet are more sensitive, so you may feel it more in these areas but it won't be painful.
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto graduated from Beijing University in China and has over 14 years of practicing acupuncture in London.