first acupuncture treatment at thepractice
what to expect
Your first session will be longer (between 1½ and 2 hours) and will allow your acupuncturist to get a complete picture of your physical, emotional and spiritual background.
Your acupuncturist will use pre-sterilised, single use, disposable surgical steel needles.
Generally two sensations occur during a treatment. During the initial insertion of the needle most people feel little or no sensation. The second sensation after the needle is in is usually a feeling of tingling numbness, heaviness, a dull ache or warmth. Sometimes there are sensations felt in other parts of the body when the needles are in place.
Everyone is different. Depending on your individual situation you might notice improvement starting after the first treatment, or it may take longer. A course of treatment is commonly five to ten sessions – although this may vary depending on individual circumstances and the condition being treated. This will be discussed with your practitioner during your first visit.
what do I need to wear?
Loose fitting clothing is best; this will allow the acupuncturist to have easy access to your limbs. Most points used tend to be located somewhere from the elbow to the fingertips and/or from the knee to the ends of the toes. Any points in other areas will be discussed as treatment progresses.