According to the theory of abdominal acupuncture, the umbilicus has a circulatory system that works in synergy with Qi and blood flowing throughout the body. Abdominal acupuncture is gaining popularity due to it’s successful results and the area itself is less sensitive to needling, thus ideal for people who may be nervous about trying acupuncture or who find acupuncture painful.
For the vast majority of clients, acupuncture is a walk in the park and is in fact a peaceful, relaxing treatment. There are clients however, who are very sensitive (this can fluctuate depending on your immune system, your stress levels and even the time of the month) and who can find acupuncture painful or the stimulation of De-qi overwhelming.
De-qi refers to a sensation of numbness, distension, or electrical tingling at the needling site which might radiate along the corresponding meridian.
An abdominal acupuncture treatment takes up to 1 hour, a course of treatment is recommended.