How long do the needles stay in?
There is no hard rule when it comes to how long needles stay in. This varies from person to person. For our smaller folk (children & animals) and older folk, the needles are retained for a shorter amount of time- maybe 10-15 minutes. For everyone else, I usually leave the needles in for 25-30 minutes. There are always exceptions and sometimes people are really sensitive and don’t like to have the needles in as long. That’s okay too.
Can needles be left in too long? Yes, I believe they can. If a patient tells me that after the treatment, they felt great, but about 3 hours later, they were wiped out or extremely tired the next day, then that lets me know that the needles were left in too long. Basically, a lot of energy was drained out. We don’t want that. I want to fill you up with energy, not the other way around.
Red Pony Medicine
1930 Tamarack Road
Newark, Ohio 43055