Most people know what acupuncture is, although there are still many people somewhat reluctant to try it. Fear of infection shouldn’t prevent you from benefiting from acupuncture, as the chances of infection are almost non existent with today’s one time use needles. And while you might feel a slight tingling sensation as the needle is inserted, and perhaps slight bruising afterwards, most people don’t feel anything, and it certainly doesn’t hurt. However, before any acupuncture Hendra residents should consult with their specialist to make sure it’s right for them. Pregnant women shouldn’t have acupuncture, and it isn’t suitable for anyone with a pacemaker. The typical acupuncture session uses between 5 and 20 needles and can last anything from 10 to 30 minutes. Acupuncture has no side effects and it seems to be most effective in those who actually expect it to work.