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What you need to know before your first acupuncture

January 21, 2017 • admin

Although acupuncture tucson is becoming more mainstream as an alternative therapy to the western medicine, it is very important to know some things before your first therapy. Not know what to expect at your first visit? Don’t worry! For your information, many patients face this in their first visit.

First, keep in mind that acupuncture more than pain relief treatment. According to the world health organization, acupuncture is helpful not only for cold and stomach viruses’ treatment but also for a wide range of problems like cancer, skin diseases, dentistry, infections, and more. Yes, it can also include mental, emotional stress, and neurological disorders solution.

Second, don’t go in on an empty stomach. Do you know why? It is necessary to have a full meal, but you can also choose snack instead of the full meal. They can help your body has enough energy to maximize the potential of your treatments. Otherwise, letting your stomach empty might before or during receiving acupuncture might lead the patient including you to lightheadedness, dizziness, and even fainting. Sure, no one wants this condition happens, right? Okay, you already know the reason to have at least snack some hours before your acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture is not a massage, which means that you and other patients don’t need clothes removal. Even if an acupuncturists need to access the areas under your clothes, they usually properly drape you. Since only small portions of skin get exposed, you should not remove your clothes.

Sure if you are ready for acupuncture treatment? Well, your acupuncturist may ask you about some topics in addition to the physical examination. Believe it or not, they will ask for detailed descriptions of your urination and bowel movements. Not only that, menstruation will be another question they commonly ask for women. This is done to get better diagnosis.