How long should the needles be left in place?

The acupuncture treatment duration varies from a few seconds in an uncomplicated case of a very specific peripheral functional motor inhibition, up to 20-30 minutes in cases involing the stimulation of higher segmental mechanisms mediating a generalized analgesic response or systemic regulatory responses. 

Individual response to acupuncture treatment can vary and prior treatments may serve as a guide for the clinician to establish duration. Typically, acupuncture best results are within the 20-30 min but we are able to boost the therapeutic effect by adding electrical stimulation to the treatment.

Most patients find the treatment very calming and relaxing, and the benefits continue to build from each visit.