What to Expect your First Acupuncture Treatment

First Treatment

Duration: 90-120 minutes

 

During your first acupuncture session, we will review your primary complaint, health history, manual muscle test if applicable, and provide you your first treatment. Together, our time helps establish a baseline and develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan to ensure your best care.  We will also listen to your pulses and look at your tongue. We will also discuss your goals and what you would like to get out of your acupuncture treatments.  

 

Your treatment will take place in a private, calming room and one-on-one with the practitioner.

 

Your care and comfort are our number one priority.

 

Follow-up treatments generally last 40-60 minutes. 

 

Acupuncture sessions may include cupping , gua sha , and moxibustion.

 

 

What Do I Wear?

 

Feel free to dress comfortably for your acupuncture treatments. Loose-fitting clothing works great. We also provide clean sheets for appropriate draping when needed. 

 

Tips for a Better Treatment

 

  • Have a light snack before treatment

  • Hydrate

  • Limit caffeine consumption before treatment

  • Limit alcohol consumption before and after treatment