Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions, Answered

What should I expect from my first session?

Your initial visit will last 90 minutes all other sessions will be 60 minutes. During your initial visit, in order for to fully understand what you are experiencing, in-depth questions will be asked about your health history, your daily routines, and talk about what you are hoping to achieve from your treatments. After that, based on the answers given in the first session, a treatment plan will be created specific to what you are experiencing. 

How should I prepare for my first treatment?

  • Please fill out your patient history information and contact forms online before you come to your 1st visit. This ensures that you will get the most out of your first session.

  • Please eat a light meal prior to your appointment. If you are unable to have a meal at least have a snack. It is important that your body have energy to respond to your acupuncture treatment. It is possible that you could feel fatigue, nausea and dizziness post treatment if you haven’t eaten anything before your treatment.

  • Wear loose clothing.  There should be easy access to your legs up to mid-thigh, arms including shoulders, abdomen and back.  If you prefer, you can change clothes at the clinic.

  • Let me know if you are uncomfortable with physical touch or discussing some activities or parts of the body.

  • Please do not brush or scrape the coating from your tongue on the day of your treatment. Seeing the tongue in its natural state helps in establishing a treatment strategy.

  • Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least 4 hours after treatment.

What will I feel when being needled?

All acupuncture needles are very thin compared to hypodermic needles in the hospital. Some people report feeling a pressure like sensation while the needles are inserted. Also, some feel a tingling sensation or energy traveling to different parts of their body all of which are normal when getting treated.

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is popularly known to treat pain but it can treat much more than that. Here are just a few things acupuncture can help with:

 

  • GI issues

  • Migraines/Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Sleep

  • Infertility

  • Skin Issues

  • Menopause

  • Menstruation Issues

  • PCOS

  • PMS

  • Allergies

  • Colds

  • Cancer Symptoms