What is a typical acupuncture visit like?
We’ll begin by discussing both your chief complaint and your health in general. Then I’ll ask you a series of questions, may take your pulse, examine your tongue, and begin your treatment. During the follow-up sessions, I’ll track your week-to-week progress, note any major changes, and tailor your treatment to those changes.
How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
In the primary treatment stage, acupuncture visits generally take place on a weekly basis; depending on the condition and the person, this schedule may last from a few weeks up to a few months. Once the condition subsides, a biweekly or monthly “tune up” is recommended. Everyone has a different response to acupuncture. Some people have immediate results and others may have a slower time responding. The goal is to gradually space treatments further apart, allowing your body to take over the balancing process.
What can I expect to feel after treatment?
The effects of acupuncture are cumulative and will continue throughout the week. Immediately after treatment you may feel great! You may also feel slightly groggy or very relaxed. If we are working muscularly, you might feel sore at first, then feel relief the next day. We will specifically review your diagnosis and what effects can be expected.