What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a very old technique that uses very thin needles that are inserted into different points of the body. These points are connected to a network of channels called meridians where the energy (Qi) flows. The regulation of this energy is the goal of acupuncture.

Is acupuncture painful?

In some locations, especially in the distal points, the patient can feel a sensation of tingling. Some people can experience what in Chinese is called De Qi, the arrival of Qi. The feeling of that is a bit like light electricity.

Does Acupuncture have any side effects?

If acupuncture is practiced by a licensed acupuncturist the only thing that may happen, depending on the person and the point location, is the occasional small bruise.

Contraindications of acupuncture?

Although they are not total contraindications for acupuncture, there are several situations where treatment would need to be adjusted.


In case of pregnancy the patient should let Enric know as soon as she knows because there are some points that need to be avoided.

Use of needles?

Needles are sterile, single use and disposable. After removing the needles they are disposed of in a specific sharps container arranged for this purpose.

How many acupuncture sessions does a patient need?
Does acupuncture have side-effects?
What to expect?
What should I do before the treatment?
What should I do after the treatment?

If you have any further questions, please contact Enric.