For your first appointment, be sure to wear loose comfortable clothing and eat something at least one hour beforehand. Your first appointment will last up to an hour and a half, with all other appointments lasting 45 minutes to 1 hour. The first half of the appointment will be a thorough interview process as we discuss the main reasons for your visit and all things relating to your health, past and present. We will then take your pulse and look at your tongue, two tools we use for diagnostic purposes. We will end the session with an acupuncture treatment, in which the needles are retained for about 25 minutes. There's a heat lamp, music, and dim lighting. It's very relaxing and most patients fall asleep for a restorative power nap.
The benefits of acupuncture start immediately. After your first treatment you could experience an excellent night of sleep, higher energy, more focus, less stress and a reduction in pain.