So you've decided to try Acupuncture, or maybe you're just curious about what it's like. Either way, congratulations on making the first step towards exploring a natural, alternative, and holistic treatment method! Although it may seem daunting to have a dozen needles inserted into your skin, Acupuncture is an extremely safe and beneficial therapy that instills a harmonious balance into your body and even prevents future illness.
Before the Treatment
It's best to arrive a bit early to your first appointment since most clinics have you fill out basic paperwork and a consent form prior to treatment. It is also important to arrive having eaten a snack or light meal, since the treatment will require a source of energy to derive the healing power from. Getting needled on an empty stomach may cause dizziness or even fainting once the needles are removed. And lastly, wearing loose clothing will allow the Acupuncturist easy access to commonly needled areas such as your lower legs, arms, back, and abdomen. If you are unable to change before your appointment, make sure you are comfortable removing some clothing to be partially covered with blankets during the treatment.