YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your first visit will include a comprehensive evaluation and treatment that will last 60-90 minutes.
During your comprehensive evaluation, your acupuncturist will go over your health history in depth. We encourage you to share any labs or any blood work that may be relevant during your initial evaluation.
Though many patients are nervous about acupuncture, they needn’t be. Treatment is typically painless, and quite relaxing. A typical acupuncture treatment lasts 30 minutes but may be longer or shorter depending upon what is required. Once the needles are inserted, the patient is left to rest on the treatment table for 20-30 minutes. During that period the needles may be manipulated to increase the therapeutic benefits of the treatment. Additionally, modalities appropriate for your particular case may also be employed and will be discussed with you.
Acupuncture treatment is designed to treat the both the symptoms and the underlying cause of your problem. Once a correct diagnosis is established, your acupuncturist will select the appropriate acupuncture points to be treated.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that will allow the acupuncturist easy access to points below the knees and elbows. If you are coming from work, you may want to bring a pair of shorts and a short-sleeved shirt. If you need to take off any clothes, a gown will be provided for you.
For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:
Please show up on time
Eat small amount of food 1-2 hours before your visit
Do not consume any caffeine for at least 2 hours before your visit
Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your acupuncturist
Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least 2 hours after treatment
Follow your treatment plan between visits
Keep all of your appointments, as the benefit of treatment is cumulative