How long do acupuncture consultations take?
Your first visit will last for up to 90 minutes, giving your acupuncturist time to find out the underlying cause(s) of your illness. At Pagoda Acupuncture clinics, we’ll build a complete health history as well as an assessment of your health problem. This profile will cover your present health issues, past medical history, medication, diet, lifestyle, social circumstances and general symptoms.
Follow-up visits last up to 60 minutes. We’ll review your progress since your last treatment and note any improvements or changes in your symptoms. This will give the information needed to decide together how your health plan will develop. The amount of time spent with you allows us to design and give the best course of treatment for you.
Will the acupuncture needles hurt?
The needles are sterile, disposable and as fine as a strand of hair. Most patients feel little or no discomfort during the insertion. With the needle in place, there is no discomfort at the needle site. Most people find the treatment very relaxing and many meditate or sleep.
What Should I Wear?
Most acupuncture treatments are below your elbows and knees. So, wear loose fitting clothes that will allow easy access to these areas. That means trousers that can roll up above your knees and a loose fitting shirt that can roll up above your elbows.
Towels and/or surgical gowns will be used if more personal areas need to be reached. These ensure only the area to be needled is exposed. Your modesty will be protected at all times.
Are There Any Instructions To Follow After The Treatment?
Plan to take it easy after your treatment. Most patients report they feel energized and a sense of well being afterwards. Most patients also sleep well the same night as their treatment. Sometimes after receiving a treatment, you may feel a little lightheaded. If this is the case, please sit down in the waiting room. In a few minutes, you’ll feel relaxed and clear-headed.
How Can I Book An Appointment With Pagoda Acupuncture?
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