Getting Started with Acupuncture

 

Each appointment is focused on you. I work to create an experience that is built on Partnership, Empowerment and Education.

 

The First Visit
The initial visit usually lasts about 90 minutes. It includes a thorough medical and personal history. We’ll discuss your main complaints and a more general review of the functioning of your body’s systems.

 

We assess the state of your Qi (pronounced "chee") and work to determine the underlying cause of the condition. Then a personalized treatment plan is created.

 

Preparing for Your First Treatment
There are a few simple things that you can do to ensure that you get the most out of your treatment:

 

  • Avoid wearing makeup or fragrances

  • Eat lightly before your treatment

  • Get plenty of rest before and after the treatment

 

Before or after your treatment avoid:

 

  • Alcohol

  • Cigarettes

  • Recreational drugs

  • Vigorous physical activity

 

After your treatment, drink plenty of water.