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Treating with Acupuncture

Welcome new patient

On this page you will find practical information about what to do and what to expect on your first visit at our clinic. Details about your health will be discussed during your visit and you will have plenty of opportunity to address any concerns that you may have about your conditions with our acupuncturist. 

How to prepare for your first visit

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete paperwork.

  • Bring information of all medications which you are taking as well as test or lab results pertinent to your condition.

  • Dress in loose, relaxing clothes. Shorts and t-shirt are preferred.

  • Don't come to the treatment very hungry or very full. It's best to eat moderately 1-2 hours prior to your appointment.

  • Avoid excessive caffeine, alcohol, or drug consumption before the treatment.

  • Total time of your first visit is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

What to expect in your acupuncture session

  • Treatment is normally administered with your clothes on. If disrobing is required, you will be draped properly.

  • After the needles are inserted, you stay on the treatment table for 30 minutes. During this time your energy circulation would have completed one full cycle throughout your entire system. 

  • You should feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the duration of your treatment. You may want to sleep, meditate, or just rest.

  • When your session ends, acupuncturist returns to the room to remove the needles. and this completes your treatment. You can expect the same routine every time you come for an acupuncture session.

  • You may experience various energetic sensations while the needles are retained and it is normal. Some of the common energetic effects reported by our patients are momentary pain, itch, numbness, heavy sensation of the body, their bodies feel stuck to the treatment table, involuntary movement of limbs, felt like they were sinking into the treatment table, out of body experience, spiritual or mystical states, non-ordinary psychic experiences.

  • Many of our patients experienced very deep sleep during their acupuncture treatment. According to research, the level of rejuvenation that a person gets from a 30-minute session of acupuncture is equivalent to a good solid eight hours of sleep! This is one of the reasons why acupuncture is such a powerful treatment for stress.

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