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Preparing for your visit

What does an Acupuncturist do?

During the initial exam a full health history is taken.  An appropriate exam is done, including looking at the tongue and checking the pulses.


Gathering this information is important to see where the root of the problem lies and where there may be a disruption in the flow of Qi.  Once these imbalances are detected, your acupuncturist will formulate a treatment plan designed just for you.  This is not one size fits all medicine.


Your acupuncturist will then place thin, sterile needles along the meridian pathways.  This will open up the flow of Qi, increasing circulation, restoring balance, diminishing pain, bringing a sense of calm.


How should I prepare for my visit?

-Prepare all questions you may have


-Wear loose comfortable clothing


-Don’t eat a heavy meal before or after your treatment


-Refrain from overexertion up to 6 hours after or before a treatment


-Between visits take notes of any changes that may occur, such as  alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, increase or decrease of energy or any types of problems


-Bring a list of all medications and supplements you are presently taking


-Drink plenty of water the day of and before treatment.  (8 glasses per day)

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