Things to Consider When Going for Acupuncture

If you are considering signing up for your first acupuncture appointment then you may be feeling a little daunted by what to expect. If so, keep reading to learn more about acupuncture and what to expect when you get to your appointment.

If you are going to an acupuncturist to treat a specific problem, the first thing they will do is make a detailed assessment of what is going on in your body and ask you a series of questions about bowel movement, eating patterns, sleep, energy levels, etc. After this they will check your tongue and pulse and with this information they will choose the best acupoints (which are the points where the needles are inserted into the skin) for your particular body system.

Some people get relief after only one treatment but if the problem is more severe or present over a long period of time, your acupuncturist may recommend that you come back for a course of treatments. It is important to stick to your acupuncture appointments to obtain the best possible healing.

When the small disposable needles are inserted into your skin, you may feel a sensation of heaviness or lightness in different areas of your body. This is entirely normal and is caused by the stimulation of your nerves. You should focus on this sensation and relax as much as you can. You should not fight these sensations to get the most out of your treatment.

Don’t eat too much ahead of your appointment. To prevent feelings of nausea and dizziness, one should eat a little bit but should avoid large meals. The reason is that it can be tough to lie in a prone position when the stomach is full.

If you have a phobia of needles you can ask your acupuncturist to do acupressure instead. Acupressure also known as Chinese Massage is a process of applying hand pressure to the same acupoints as the acupuncture but without the needles. If you are afraid the treatment will hurt, don't be. Acupuncture done correctly is painless. Chinese practitioners are better as it is their medicine and qualifications are much more difficult to obtain in China and Chinese acupuncturists will come equipped with multiple years of experience.

Don’t let a fear of infection keep you from experiencing what acupuncture has to offer. Much like the other tools found in a medical environment, the needles used for acupuncture are clean and sterilized. These needles are fresh for each patient on each visit and disposed of after a single use. No need to worry about infections or diseases spreading.

To make your acupuncture benefits last longer, remember to eat before a treatment. Eating puts energy into your body, and your body will need that energy to reap all the benefits of your treatment. If you go to a session hungry, your body will utilize the stored energy it has, rather than saving that to facilitate your healing process.

Following the advice in this article from Care Cure Acupuncture Chinese Practitioners in Galway City, Loughrea and Tuam and Longford and Dun Laoghaire is the best way to ensure you have a successful acupuncture experience. There is no need to blindly walk into anything or stay away from a great method of healing just because you are unsure of the process and don’t have the information you need. Instead, you can research the treatment and read up on all the information. And now when you are ready, we look forward to meeting you someday in one of our clinics.

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  1. You are right dear, these tips are must to be considered while going for such treatments. I am also planning to take appointment at acupuncture Mississauga so thanks for sharing.


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