Your first visit
What To Expect
Treatments will last about two hours for new patients so please plan accordingly. Appointments begin with a one on one consultation with a doctor followed by a 30 minute TuiNa massage session with one of our massage therapist. Lastly, you will have an hour long acupuncture session.
What to bring:
Before and After Treatment
Before Your Treatment
Schedule Wisely, Don't Rush
Avoid scheduling last minute acupuncture appointments or doing something really strenuous before or after. You don’t need to be sedentary, but nor should you be going nuts at the gym. The more calm you are the better.
EAT, Avoid Coffee
Eat about two hours before your appointment. You don’t want to show up full or hungry as it can leave you feeling lightheaded or physically depleted. Avoid coffee, as it kicks your body into a sympathetic state causing inaccurate pulse and tongue readings.
The goal of acupuncture is to bring more awareness to how we feel. It helps us see situations and our symptoms with more clarity. Impairing the senses with alcohol is not helpful.
Wear Loose Clothing
Loose clothing allows the acupuncturist easy access to places where they need to place needles. Loose clothing usually makes things easier for you and the practitioner.
After Your Treatment
Eat, Avoid Coffee & Alcohol
Eat foods that would make you feel nourished and healthy and avoid fast food. Staying hydrated as it helps flush out toxins. Both alcohol and coffee cause dehydrating effects on the body, so they should be avoided.