Here at Haynes Acupuncture on the Gold Coast, we get some common questions being asked in the clinic. We have compiled a list of the most common. As always, seeking someone degree-qualified and registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is essential when looking for an acupuncturist. All our practitioners at Haynes have these requirements and plenty of experience too!

What are the three benefits of acupuncture?

While there are waaaay more than just three benefits of acupuncture, we have listed the top three as reported by our patients.

  1. Reduced stress/anxiety
  2. Enhanced fertility
  3. Reduced pain

Is acupuncture actually good for you?

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system, releasing chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes produce the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

How many acupuncture treatments does it take to see results?

Acupuncture is very individual; the severity and how long you have had your ailment may affect how quickly you see results in saying. Most patients report feeling benefits from the first to third acupuncture treatment.

What is the downside of acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a very low-risk treatment. Side effects can include mild soreness, minor bleeding and bruising, and a patient will occasionally report feeling worse for 24 hours prior to a positive change.

What should you not do after acupuncture?

You can generally do the same after acupuncture; however, avoiding strenuous exercise is not recommended.

What happens if an acupuncture needle hits a nerve?

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You might feel a short-lived pain sensation. However, you should expect this to be very low risk when you see an experienced acupuncturist with the proper education, such as our practitioners at Haynes Acupuncture.

How long do the effects of acupuncture last?

The benefits of acupuncture can last for weeks, months, or even a year. However, this is very individual and depends on your condition, the severity of your symptoms, and your medical history.

Why do I feel worse after acupuncture?

In general, people tend to feel very relaxed after an acupuncture treatment. However, occasionally, people feel intense symptoms following acupuncture treatments, which is usually part of the balancing process. Acupuncture can sometimes bring to the surface some things that have been accumulating in your system.

Can acupuncture damage nerves?

Direct nerve injuries are possible; however, they are scarce and considered freak events.

Our practitioners are excited to help you; we tailor every treatment to suit your needs. Please book your appointment with us here or call (07) 5531 6461, alternatively email us at

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