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Your First Acupuncture Treatment: Preparation and Expectation

On your first visit, we assess your individual state of health—including body, mind, and spirit--through a comprehensive intake and physical exam.  Chinese physical exam incorporates tongue and pulse diagnosis as well as palpation of acupuncture points.  We combine a traditional Chinese exam with a complete health history, to develop a holistic impression that will guide your treatment.  Your unique treatment will bring your body back into balance, alleviate your current complaint, and address the root cause for your symptoms.


Tips for new patients:

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your treatment.  Bring any medical records that are relevant to your main complaint, as well as a list of medications and supplements you are currently taking.  Make sure to eat somethingeven a small snack—at least one hour before your first treatment.  Drink plenty of water prior to and after all treatments.  If you receive gua sha or cupping therapies, you should keep the area covered and away from all drafts.

Click here to download Point of Health Acupuncture's after care recommendations