Your Initial Visit
Things to consider before arriving for treatment
- Make sure to eat something light an hour or two before arriving
- Try to avoid the intake of caffeine or pain medications
- Wear loose fitting clothes
- Bring a list of medications you are taking
Please allow enough time for your initial visit. I am committed to having it be thorough and complete. When you leave you will have a solid understanding of the possibilities available for your health and vitality as well as what we can do to alleviate the discomfort from your chief complaints as quickly as possible.
"What does it feel like to receive acupuncture ?"
Modern Acupuncture needles are manufactured under the highest quality standards and are totally sterile. They are disposed after a single use. Modern Acupuncture needles are very fine and thin. Most first time recipients are quite surprised by how thin the needles actually are.
What does it feel like to receive Acupuncture? Definite sensations are felt while receiving Acupuncture and different sensations may be experienced within a single session. These sensations are perhaps more startling than actually painful, and nothing at all like receiving an injection from your favorite nurse. They have been described as a pinching that is felt on the surface of the body, followed by a kind of distending feeling around or just beneath the needle. The distending feeling dissipates shortly thereafter. Once all needles have been inserted they are retained for approximately 20-30 minutes, after which they are removed and discarded. People often describe a sense of very deep relaxation while the needles remain inserted. The experience is unique for each person and may occur differently from session to session and from person to person, especially as one's condition changes.