Your question: What do I need to know before acupuncture?

What do I need to know for my first acupuncture appointment?

Make sure to drink lots of water and have something in your stomach a few hours before your appointment. Having enough energy in the body will help avoid any lightheadedness, dizziness, or risk of fainting during or after the session. A pretty standard guideline is to eat about two hours before your appointment.

What should I avoid after acupuncture?

Here’s what to avoid after acupuncture.

  • Strenuous Exercise. You don’t have to avoid exercise altogether, but it would probably be best to slow down a bit. …
  • Caffeine. …
  • Alcohol. …
  • Junk Food. …
  • Ice. …
  • TV and Other Screens.

Do you take your clothes off for acupuncture?

You don’t need to remove all of your clothes for a treatment. Acupuncturists may need to access areas under your clothes, but they will properly drape you so that only small portions of skin are exposed.

Should I eat before acupuncture?

Don’t arrive on an empty stomach

If you undergo acupuncture treatment on an empty stomach, it may cause you to feel lightheaded, depleted, or dizzy. To prevent such uncomfortable sensations and fully maximize the treatment’s potential, you should eat a meal a couple of hours before your appointment.

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Does acupuncture hurt first time?

There can be discomfort but the sensations from acupuncture will change after the initial prick and at times, throughout the treatment. Some of the common sensations are: itchiness, heat or warmth, tightening, a dull ache, a muscle twitch, electrical sensation down a body part or static-y feeling.

Should you drink water after acupuncture?

The bottom line is, you’re better off drinking more water no matter what day it is. However, after a session of massage or acupuncture you should take a day to ensure that you’re best utilizing all of that increased circulation to improve your body’s chances of healing. So drink up!

Is it OK to shower after acupuncture?

After acupuncture, massage, cupping and/or any other type of body work, you should not take a shower or go swimming for 12-24 hours. This allows the treatment to remain in the body undisturbed.

Does acupuncture detox your body?

This is why acupuncture for detoxification of the body is so effective. Acupuncture unblocks stuck energy, and has a diuretic effect, which allows to release toxins through your kidneys and urinary tract.

Do you take your bra off for acupuncture?

You will be asked to remove your jeans and given privacy to do so. Large towels or sheets will be used to provide appropriate draping and coverage at all times. After all I want you to feel relaxed, cosy and safe. No sports bra please.

What should you not do before acupuncture?

Avoid Caffeine Before Your Appointment

Because it is a stimulant, coffee increases your body’s fight-or-flight response, something which acupuncture seeks to lessen.

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Should I tip my acupuncturist?

You don’t need to tip your acupuncturist.

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