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4 Myths About Acupuncture Therapy Debunked

In naturopathic medicine, it’s important to separate fact from fiction so you can make the best decision for your wellness, and Connecticut Natural Medicine seeks to further your holistic education about our services, such as acupuncture therapy.


As we debunk common myths and misconceptions, we will also reveal the truth so you can start acupuncture worry-free.


A wooden bowl containing eight acupuncture needles near green leaves.

Myth 1: Acupuncture Is Painful


Fact: Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture therapy is a generally pain-free experience. The needles used are incredibly thin, and actually are much finer than those used for injections.


Some may describe the sensation as a mild tingling, which signifies the activation of energy points. Although overall, the process is designed to be comfortable to curate a relaxing, stress-free session.


If you experience any pain or discomfort during your acupuncture session, please inform your doctor immediately. Our acupuncturists are dedicated to making you feel comfortable and as supported as possible.


Myth 2: Acupuncture Only Works For Pain Management


Fact: While acupuncture is most known for treating pain, its benefits extend far beyond that.


Acupuncture therapy can also help treat:

  • Infertility

  • PMS, Irregular Menses & Endometriosis

  • Reproductive concerns

  • Preconception & Pregnancy Care

  • Timely labor support

  • Menopausal symptoms

  • Digestive Issues

  • Chronic Fatigue & Chronic Pain

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Anxiety & Depression



Myth 3: Acupuncture Is a One-Time Fix


Fact: Acupuncture often requires multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. While some individuals may experience immediate relief, the cumulative effects of acupuncture after a few sessions are much more effective.


Connecticut Natural Medicine looks at the whole body to help you heal, so we recommend a personalized treatment plan to address all health concerns and ensure long-lasting benefits.


Myth 4: Acupuncture Is Not Compatible with Other Therapies


Fact: Acupuncture therapy is often used alongside other holistic treatments to enhance overall wellness and provide a comprehensive approach to healing.


Connecticut Natural Medicine offers a range of complementary therapies, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and ozone therapy. Add on Celluma LED Light Therapy to any treatment for $25!


Start Acupuncture Therapy at Connecticut Natural Medicine


Connecticut Natural Medicine proudly offers acupuncture therapy at our 105 West Road location. Our commitment to compassionate, naturopathic care in Ellington, Connecticut supports you on your holistic journey towards well being. Get in touch with us by calling 860-454-7029.


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