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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?Cameron Szok, L.Ac. treating chronic low back pain.
Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when inserted. The process is not painful, but some patients experience other sensations, such as heaviness, pressure or distention. Most patients find acupuncture deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more than one treatment is often recommended. For acute conditions, you may only need one to three treatments. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy Acupuncture is safe and chemical-free.and training in Clean Needle Technique. Texas requires a licensed acupuncturist to pass four comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). As required by law, we use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

How should I prepare for my first visit?
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and make sure you have eaten before you come. For a more efficient appointment, please download the new patient forms on the "Appointments" page and complete them prior to your appointment. 

What can I expect from my first visit?
You should allow 90 minutes for your first appointment. After reviewing your new patient intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Once the needles are inserted, you will lie comfortably for 20-30 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatments deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture works by activating the body's own healing powers, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture (click link to view complete WHO listing). Below are some common conditions I treat, but please feel free to contact me about your specific health condition.



Southside Acupuncture, PLLC
Cameron Szok, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)
1810 8th Ave; Suite B
Fort Worth, Texas 76110
(p) 817-913-2421