Hopefully, this article has cleared up any misconceptions you had about acupuncture. Hopefully this article has made acupuncture less mysterious by teaching you about what it is and how it can benefit you. You are now better informed so that when you decide to, you can get it done for yourself.
Be prepared to show your tongue. The acupuncturist needs to see your tongue in order to determine your energy flow. He will also check out your heart rate and your stress levels. He’ll use all this information to tailor a plan that will suit your needs.
Make sure you don’t see your acupuncturist on an empty stomach. You’ll want to eat a full meal about 2 hours before your session. If you go to a session hungry, you may wind up feeling dizzy or lightheaded. You want your sessions to make you feel better, not worse.
Do not expect to leave your first appointment feeling one-hundred percent better. Like many treatments, it will take a few visits before you reach full levels of restoration. Be patient and give the treatment a chance before you call it quits. You will be happy you gave it enough time.
Remember that acupuncture uses needles. Don’t be surprised when you go to your appointment and you see all the needles used in the procedure. Once you get over the fact that there will be needles used, you will be a lot better off. Acupuncture rarely is painful and it is usually all in your head.