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Woman Receiving Acupuncture

Returning Acupuncture Appointment

How should I prepare for my treatment?

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will allow us access to your body.

  • Be sure to eat a snack or small meal an hour or two before your appointment.

  • If possible, avoid strenuous activity or exercise after your treatment. 

  • Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine before and after.

  • Do drink plenty of water before and after your treatment.

What does the return treatment consist of?

Together we will complete a brief review of the relevant 10 questions and physical examination as needed.  A returning patient must have been seen at Wú Wéi Wellness for an initial assessment in the last 6 months.

What will I feel?

Each person experiences acupuncture a little differently and will even vary for an individual from day-to-day.  Depending on the issue being addressed, some people might benefit immediately, others might feel a difference in a few hours or days.  Patients are often pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and relaxing acupuncture can be.  The needling sensations of heaviness, dullness, warmth, or achiness are often described at the site of insertion.

How many treatments will I need?

After your initial evaluation, you will be given recommendations on the number and frequency of treatments.  Acupuncture has a cumulative effect.  The frequency that acupuncture is needed depends heavily on what is being treated and patient compliance with the treatment plan.  For more acute issues the sooner and more frequent, the better.  Often in more chronic cases, more time between treatments may be preferred, but these details are dependent upon the individual practitioner's style of practice and the use of other modalities. 

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