Q: What can I expect during the acupuncture treatment?
A: Information about your medical and family history, lifestyle, and your physical and mental conditions will be obtained by the acupuncturist using the Tradition Chinese Medicine Diagnosis. This includes observing your tongue and feeling your pulse. Then, a treatment plan will be developed
Q: How many treatments do I need?
A: Just as therapies you receive from your regular doctor, the number of treatments depends on your conditions, health, age, responsiveness to treatment, etc.
Q: What are the most common potential risks associated with acupuncture?
A: You may experience minor bleeding after removal of the needles. Holding a cotton ball over the site of the puncture for one minute usually stops bleeding. You may also experience some dizziness due to a conscious or unconscious fear of needles. If you experience dizziness, needles will be removed and you will be asked to lay down.
Q: What should I do following acupuncture treatment?
A: Occasionally, you may get a small hematoma (a little bruise under the skin). This is not a cause for concern, and it will go away after a few days. We recommend you refrain from physical exertion immediately after treatment. You should also refrain from drinking alcohol the rest of the day.