One of the things that does sort of deter people from actually trying it is that they don't know what happens during an acupuncture treatment. I remember thinking about that myself going, what do you do? Do you just lay there, kind of thing? Really, the truth is that, yes, you do. You get a chance, a slice of time for yourself, for one thing. When the needles are placed you barely feel it. These needles are the size, like thinner than a strand of hair. We have a few pictures of that on our website and our blogs before, where we've compared it. You really don't feel these needles. But, as they're placed in, you really don't feel them after they've been placed in.
If you do feel sort of a dull, achy sensation around the needle, then that means it's doing its job. It's really helping you for what you're in for at the treatment. You have the needles placed in, and often times, I find that I actually just relax, and rest, and it's sort of like a meditative chance to just let the mind go. The lights are dimmed. You have a quiet time to yourself. Then, the needles are doing their job on the acupuncture points. Afterwards, you may feel a little bit sleepy just because you have been resting for almost an hour.
But, the after results, like I had my first treatment I had the best sleep ever afterwards. I was out. You can have such great results out of it, even though it may not feel like you're physically getting something done at that time, the after effect is awesome. The other thing I wanted to talk about is, some people kind of go, "Well, do I need to believe in acupuncture?" There's sort of this idea that acupuncture is this sort of myth kind of thing that has been around, and doesn't necessarily have sort of scientific backing to it. A lot of people look for that scientific backing.
Really, what is important for you to understand is that one treatment won't fix it all. You do need to sort of commit to the treatment plan that is set for you. It could be one or two times a week for maybe four weeks. It could be maybe just every two weeks. It just depends on the situation that you have. But, definitely the biggest thing that you want to give yourself a chance is to commit to more than just the one treatment, to commit to the treatment plan and give it a chance because it does have a cumulative effect in that you get better, and better, and better. Then, sometimes, you're just needing to come in for quick tune-up sessions with the acupuncture. It's really awesome. If you feel like a cold is coming on, it's best to get that done, the acupuncture, right away because your body will respond that much faster after having had some acupuncture tune-ups.