Here is a quick description of a typical acupuncture treatment in my office. Each acupuncturist has their own style and way of doing a treatment, but for those who are curious, this post will give you some thoughts on how a treatment goes.
- How is your energy level?
- Do you sleep well? How much sleep do you usually get each night?
- What is your stress level and what stresses you?
- Do you feel you have a normal appetite for food?
- What is your digestion like–do you have problems with bloating, constipation or diarrhea, stomach pain, acid reflux, etc.?
- For women, what are your periods like?
- Do you catch cold easily or have allergies?
- Do you get hot or cold more easily?
- Are you thirsty a lot?
. . .and others. Once we gather information from the questions, and whatever you share (and don’t worry, lots of people start their sentences “I don’t know if this sounds crazy, but I have. . .”), you’ll hop (or climb slowly) onto the treatment table. I’ll ask you if you’re worried about the needles; if so, I’ll do one or two right then so you can see they are nothing to be worried about. As I tell people, I’m a complete wimp. If it hurt to get acupuncture, I would never have gotten my second treatment, let alone decided to do acupuncture for my living.
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