What To Do Before and After Your Acupuncture Treatment

Before Treatment:

  • It is essential to eat before a treatment to avoid feeling light, headed, dizzy, or faint.
  • It is best to eat something light 2 hours ahead of time.
  • If you don’t have time to eat 2 hours ahead of time, be sure to eat something before your treatment. Please don’t eat a large or heavy meal.
  • Also, be sure to drink water before and especially after your acupuncture treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol and coffee on the day of your treatment.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes to your appointment. 
  • Arrive 10 minutes early or on time for your appointment. If it’s your first appointment, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out the paperwork.
  • Tongue diagnosis is an important aspect of Chinese medicine. Please do not alter the tongue’s appearance before a treatment.
    -Please do not scrape your tongue before your treatment.
    -Avoid purple grape juice, candies that would change the tongue color.

After Treatment:

  • It is ok to eat soon after your acupuncture treatment. Avoid eating a large or heavy meal. Be sure to eat!
  • Avoid alcohol and coffee on the day of your treatment.
  • Please do not do vigorous exercise after your acupuncture treatment.
  • Some people find that they are more sensitive after their acupuncture treatment. It may be useful to schedule your acupuncture appointment on a day and time when you have nothing planned after the treatment.
  • The treatment continues to work even after you are no longer on the table.
    -It is best to relax after your acupuncture treatment, if possible.
    -Drink a lot of water.
    -Taking a hot bath.
    -Avoid stress post-treatment.

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