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Make the Most of Your Acupuncture Visit


Be honest and open-minded. If it's your first visit, you'll be asked to fill out initial forms. Fill them out honestly and completely. Some questions may seem irrelevant to your current condition, but acupuncture is a holistic approach to your health and deals with all aspects of your body. The most effective treatment plan will come from a honest and comprehensive health history.

Don’t brush your tongue for about 24 hours before your appointment. We look at the color, texture, and coating of your tongue as a diagnostic tool.

Avoid strenuous activity and caffeine within a few hours of the treatment. Okay - you may not be able to dodge the stress, but try to limit the coffee.

Eat a little something. At least an hour before your session, eat a light meal or a snack. We’re working with the resources within your body so you don’t want to be starving. Of course, you don’t want to be overly full, either. Avoid greasy, heavy foods that could upset your stomach.


You may feel tired after a session, so take it easy. Avoid overexerting yourself for the rest of the day and drink plenty of room-temperature water. The water helps flush away waste that was worked out of your muscles and helps reduce soreness.

Take note of how you felt during and after the session. Share them with your practitioner so any necessary adjustments can be made.


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