What to Do Before/After An Appointment
There are several things you can do before and after your appointment to make sure you receive the maximum benefit from each treatment.
What to do before an appointment:
⁃ Have a light meal or snack at least 30-90 minutes before each treatment. Heavy meals may cause nausea, and acupuncture on an empty stomach may cause dizziness.
⁃ Wear loose clothing to allow the acupuncturist access to the problem area.
⁃ Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before each treatment.
What to do after an appointment:
⁃ No exercise, strenuous activity, or alcohol for at least 8 hours.
⁃ Eat lightly for the rest of the day.
⁃ Drink plenty of water and get adequate rest.
⁃ Take note of any changes in the way you feel so that you can report them to your acupuncturist on your next visit.
⁃ Call or e-mail with any questions, comments or concerns.