How many treatments are needed?
For many acute problems you may only need 4-6 treatments but chronic conditions may
require 8-10 treatments. Some conditions may require maintenance treatments a few
times per year. The best way to determine how many treatments you may need is to
schedule an exam where the practitioner can evaluate your condition and establish a
treatment plan to follow and regular evaluations to make sure your on the right path
How should I prepare for a treatment?
It’s best to have had a meal or snack 1-2 hours before your treatment. You will most
likely be laying face up or down on a comfortable table. If you have problems in this
position let your practitioner know so they can provide the most comfortable position for
you. It is best to wear loose fitting clothes or bring some to change into at your
appointment. Do not consume alcoholic beverages before your treatment. Be sure to
inform us of any medications you are taking.
What should I expect?
During the treatment you should feel relaxed and comfortable. Many patients find the
treatment quiets the mind and rejuvenates the body. After your treatment you may
experience immediate relief or relief within 24 hours. Following your treatment plan will
provide the best long term relief.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Everyones experience is different, most patients feel nothing at all. Acupuncture
needles are thin and similar in size to a strand of hair. For other patients its a quick
pinch or twinge followed by a slight heavy or warm sensation. This sensation dissipates
quickly allowing you to relax completely. Tell your practitioner if your needle sensitive
and they can accommodate your needs to make you more comfortable.