Recommended On or After the Day of an Acupuncture
loose and comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture
- Do not
come on an empty stomach.
- Do not
eat an unusually large meal just before or after treatment.
for a period of rest immediately after your acupuncture
Continue to take your prescription medications as prescribed by your
primary care physician.
your treatment, avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax. A
warm bath or shower is helpful.
Also, be sure to get plenty of rest.
Between visits, make notes of any changes in your body that may have
occurred. Like the alleviation
pain or pain moving to a different area, changes in the frequency
and/or type of problem, etc...
This information will
be important to share with your acupuncturist.
What should you expect after
first acupuncture treatment?
Most patients often experience dramatic results in the first
patients experience an immediate total or partial relief of their
pain or other symptoms.
relief may last or some pain may return.
- In a
few cases, there may be no immediate relief, but the patient may
notice the pain diminish over the next few days.
Generally, you should expect to feel better.
- For centain symptoms, it may take a couple of visits to start getting better and feeling the result.
Things You Can Do
To Manage Arthritis Pain
- Eat a
- Get 8
to 10 hours of sleep at night.
- Keep a daily diary of pain
and mood changes to share with your acupuncturist.
- Keep body warm, and aviod cold.