Is acupuncture for me?
A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, TMJ, headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Some pregnant women have acupuncture throughout their pregnancy. Some use acupuncture for help with more general symptoms or because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose to have treatment as a preventative measure to help maintain god health or to improve their feeling of well-being.
There is no age limit for treatment. It is important to advise the practitioner if you are pregnant but pregnancy does not preclude acupuncture or its benefits. Babies and children may be treated with acupressure in lieu of the use of needles.