During your initial appointment we will do an evaluation, a Chinese medicine assessment of how you’re doing, and we will do an acupuncture treatment. This is where we learn about you and your health concerns, you get to experience acupuncture, we get to meet, and you can see if this is for you.
While receiving your acupuncture treatment, you will be lying down comfortably in a pleasant environment. Most people find acupuncture relaxing and may even fall asleep. Depending on your treatment plan, points will be selected on your arms, legs, back, head or abdomen.
Acupuncture needles are prepackaged and sterile. They are made of a high quality stainless steel and are discarded after each use. The needles are about the width of a human hair, much, much thinner than needles used for injections.
When the needle is inserted you may feel a sensation, as the needle makes contact with the energy in the meridian. The feeling can be described as an ache, a grab or an electrical sensation. This feeling is unique to each point and lasts only for a moment.
To help achieve the maximum benefit from your treatment, we suggest that you:
- Wear loose clothing
- Make sure you eat before your treatment
- Relax and breathe
- Ask questions
- Drink tepid water