What should I expect during and from my Acupuncture session?
As with any healthcare procedure, prior to beginning you should expect to be asked a multitude of questions relating to your condition. This may include pain questionnaires, oral or written medical history, your current dietary habits and/or what your lifestyle entails. This is usually followed by a physical examination to assist in the process of diagnosing your condition. Obviously your initial visit will take up more time than follow up visits, so expect it to last roughly 90 or so minutes. Your follow up visits will last anywhere from 30 – 45 minutes, up to an hour. Keep in mind acupuncture is a process, not a one and done type treatment. Most likely you’ll require multiple treatments to “get ahold” of you condition early on, then fewer treatments once the condition is under control. As you improve, expect your treatment frequency to be reduced accordingly. You may then choose to continue with treatments every 2 weeks, monthly or quarterly to keep you healthy and balanced.