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Common Myths about Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatment in High Wycombe

Acupuncture has a long history in the field of medical treatment. Acupuncture, which originated in China, is an effective medical therapy with countless benefits. People from all around the globe soon recognised the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy and started practicing it worldwide. We at Physio Healing Hands are also offering Acupuncture treatment in Wendover and other parts of the country.

Nevertheless, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding acupuncture treatment to this date! A lot of people seem to be afraid of this treatment due to the involvement of needles in the procedure.

They often forget the fact that this treatment method has been around for over 2000 years, which makes it one of the ancient treatment methods that have proven beneficial to countless people. Let’s have a look at some of the common myths that people believe regarding acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture Is Not Effective

There are a lot of people who believe acupuncture treatments are ineffective. Well, this is certainly not true. In acupuncture therapy, you can’t expect the same result someone else had. The experience and the results vary according to people and their conditions.

There have been various studies conducted on the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment and the majority of them prove its effectiveness. Even for people who suffer from breast cancer, acupuncture treatment has shown a significant positive effect on their condition.

The Needles Cause Too Much Pain

Acupuncture treatment in Wendover does indeed involve the use of needles, but they are not as painful as people think it is. An acupuncture therapy session provides relaxation to patients. And a lot of people fall asleep during the treatment session. Now you most certainly won’t fall asleep if the needles are that painful, do you?

The needles used during acupuncture therapy are exceptionally thin and they are commonly known as “pins”. If you are imagining these needles as the ones used for injections then you can keep your worries aside because the needle that they use for acupuncture therapy has no resemblance to those needles.

Acupuncture Is Only Beneficial for Treating Pain

Acupuncture can indeed do wonders when you consider it for managing pain. But the benefits of acupuncture are not just limited to pain management. There are a lot of other health conditions that can be treated with the help of acupuncture treatment in Wendover such as;

  • Back pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Knee pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Allergies
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Depression
  • Chemotherapy side effects
  • High blood pressure


Acupuncture treatment has proven to be beneficial for all the above-mentioned conditions other than pain management.

Acupuncture Therapy Is Not Legitimate

Just because it is an ancient medical practice doesn’t make it ineffective or illegitimate. A lot of countries use acupuncture even in their military camps. Both the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute of Health have recognised acupuncture as an effective medical treatment method for various conditions.

Anyone Can Be an Acupuncturist without Training

This is another common misbelief that anyone can be an acupuncturist without proper certification. This is certainly not true because you need to complete your graduation in this particular subject to be an authorised acupuncturist. Once you have done your graduation and have hands-on training with acupuncture, then only one can be an acupuncturist.

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Acupuncture Has Side Effects

Well, I think I have to agree with this statement… must be terrible to suffer from a better sleeping pattern after all! The common side effects of acupuncture are those people pray for;

  • Better sleep
  • Mental clarity
  • Relaxation
  • More energy
  • Less stress
  • Better digestion


Acupuncture has few to no side effects. Attending an acupuncture session won’t even affect your day. You might suffer from the soreness for a few hours. You can consider it as a small price that you have to pay to enjoy the benefits of our acupuncture treatment in Wendover.


We hope through this article you were able to burst the bubble of myths around acupuncture treatment. If you were backing off from getting an acupuncture treatment due to any of the reasons we just mentioned, now you know they are all just myths.

Don’t let these misconceptions drag you away from the benefits you could have from acupuncture therapy. Get in touch with the Physio Healing Hands clinic where we provide excellent acupuncture treatments for various conditions. We offer acupuncture treatment in Wendover, Aylesbury, and other parts of the UK.

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