How can I prepare for my session?
It is best to eat a light meal before your appointment so that
your body has energy to work with.
Sometimes a person who has not eaten will feel lightheaded or
weak when receiving an acupuncture treatment.
In this case, inform your practitioner immediately and they will
take the appropriate actions.
It is best to wear shorts or loose clothing so that the arms and legs
below the elbows and knees, as well as the abdomen, are accessible.
What are the Acupuncture points?
The acupuncture points are the areas along a meridian where the energy
comes together and rises to the surface of the body.
It can therefore be more easily accessed and redirected with the use of a needle.
Are the needles sterile or are they reused?
Needles are individually wrapped and sterilized by the manufacturer.
They are opened only when they are ready to be used, and afterwards,
each needle is disposed of in a medical waste container.
What can I expect during a treatment?
During your first consultation, the practitioner will collect a complete history and detailed evaluation of your condition.
They will ask questions relating to many different aspects of your life,
not only the condition for which you are seeking treatment.
The practitioner will then take your pulse, examine your tongue,
and sometimes palpate your abdomen or check for tender areas along the meridians.
The initial visit usually lasts 1 1/2 hours including the treatment.
Can I receive Acupuncture if I am pregnant?
Because there are some points that are contraindicated during pregnancy,
it is important to inform your practitioner if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.