How should I prepare for a treatment?
It is not recommended to get a treatment with an empty stomach. Plan to eat within 2-3 hours of getting a treatment or eat a light snack just before coming in. Wear loose fitting clothes that are comfortable and unrestricted. If possible, wear clothes that are easy to roll up above the elbows and knees. Do not brush or scrape your tongue the night before or day of the treatment. It is important for your practitioner to be able to examine and see your tongue coating for better diagnosis and treatment purposes. If you are taking any medications for health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy or have allergic reactions, please bring the names and dosages of the prescriptions in with you. It is not necessary to bring in your prescription bottles.
What can I expect during a treatment?
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will depend on each person’s presentation. Generally, chronic conditions will require more treatments for better results. It is recommended to have 10 or more treatments. For acute conditions, these typically resolve faster and require 1-4 treatments. It is advised to commit to 4-6 weekly treatments to address your initial health concerns and reboot your system and immunity. It is common that once we start a series of treatments, your symptoms will change and the treatment plan must be modified to address your current health standing. Your treatment progress will be reevaluated at each visit during your wellness planning and the number of treatments will be accommodated to your needs.
What does acupuncture treat?
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as effective for treating the following conditions:
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is extremely safe in the hands of a trained and licensed professional. Each needle is individually packaged, sterile, and disposable after one-time use. Acupuncture is also safe and can be exceptionally helpful during pregnancy. It can help reduce morning sickness and digestive complaints, ease body aches nd pain, prevent mastitis (infection of breast tissue), and manage insomnia as well as assist the healing process of postpartum recovery.
What does acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture sensation is a unique experience for each person. Some people feel a quick pinch when the needle is inserted and others do not feel anything. After the needle is inserted, many people report feelings of heaviness, tingling, dull achiness, or warmth. You may feel relaxed and it is very common to fall asleep during treatments. Acupuncture is not painful. Keeping open communication with your practitioner is very important and together you will create a comfortable experience and increase the effectiveness of your treatment
What is your cancellation policy?
Please provide us with at least 24 hours notice to cancel or change an appointment. This allows us time to fill the spot. Missed appointments will be charged a $50.00 fee.