GETTING A TREATMENT

A FEW DAYS BEFORE YOUR FIRST TREATMENT:
Please download the First Visit form, fill it out completely, and bring a printed copy to your appointment. If you can’t download or print the form, please let me know and plan to come to your appointment 10 minutes early to fill it out before treatment.

DAY OF YOUR TREATMENT:
Make sure you have something to eat in the few hours before your appointment; abstain from alcohol immediately before treatment. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that can expose your legs (up to your knees) and arms (up to your elbows). Be prepared to take off your shoes & socks. (If your outfit doesn't fit these specifications we can just drape a towel over you.)

Please don’t brush your tongue in the 24 hours before your appointment – I use the visual appearance of the tongue to help make a diagnosis.

Plan to spend 60 – 75 minutes at the office for your first treatment.

AFTER YOUR TREATMENT:
Even after all the needles have been removed, your body may continue to adjust to the treatment for a few hours or days following acupuncture. Respect your body during this time – drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest and eat fresh, cooked food.

Although this is good advice to heed all day/everyday, I ask you to especially listen to your body after your first treatment. After you have received a few treatments, you'll become more familiar with what your body needs after a session and be able to plan accordingly.

Some people experience bruising, itchiness or numbness/tingling around the needle sites over the next few hours or days. If you experience dizziness, you may need to eat more on the day of your next appointment.

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