Please contact me at least 24 hours prior
to your appointment so that appropriate adjustments
to the schedule can be made.
Your consideration is appreciated!
If you've never had acupuncture before, your first visit may seem a little intimidating. Relax! Most people find it very relaxing and may even fall asleep during treatment. The needles are hair-thin and in most cases are not felt at all. You may feel a slight prick or a buzzing feeling once the needles are in, but overall it is comfortable and painless.
Here are a few guidelines that will make your first visit as comfortable and effective as possible.
Eat food within 6 hours of receiving your
treatment. If you have not, a light snack is recommended.
It is important that you do not eat a heavy meal or drink alcohol
right before your treatment.
Bring a list of supplements and medications you are taking.
Please wear loose comfortable clothes if possible.
For accurate diagnosis, it is important to examine the tongue. Please try to avoid coffee, tea and hard candies within 2 hours of treatment as these will falsely discolor the tongue.
Drink enough water on the day of treatment.
*ONLY PRE-STERILIZED, DISPOSABLE ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES ARE USED. NEEDLES ARE NEVER REUSED. Each point is located and alcohol swabbed with 70% alcohol swabs prior to needling.
Some patients experience an immediate response, others partial relief, and in some cases, relief after 24-48 hours after treatment. This relief may last, or some pain/symptoms may return. Generally, you should expect to feel better.
Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns after your treatment.
How to Prepare for your Visit