You should wear loose fitting clothes so that acupuncture points are easily accessible. However, sometimes you may be required to remove certain articles of clothing so that the Acupuncturist has access to certain points. You will be properly draped so that only small portions of skin are exposed.
You will be asked to show your tongue, have your pulse taken, and may have your abdomen palpated. Acupuncturists are interested in the state of your internal organs, and by utilizing these methods we can determine the best treatment for you. Just like reflexology on hands and feet, different areas of the tongue, radial pulses, and abdomen correspond to different organ systems of the body.
Don’t receive treatment on an empty stomach. You should eat within a few hours of treatment. Receiving treatment on an empty stomach can
sometimes lead to light headedness.
Expect to receive questions that appear to be unrelated to your condition. Acupuncturist will question you about various topics regarding your health and lifestyle. These things become patterns and help the Acupuncturist formulate the Chinese Medicine diagnosis and thus the treatment protocol.
Acupuncture needles are much thinner than hypodermic needles you see in doctors offices. Acupuncturists don’t reuse needles. The needles
are sterile, one use and disposable.