How should a patient prepare for an acupuncture
Bring a list of current medications you are taking,
prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal
Eat a light meal 2-3 hours prior to your visit. Being
over-hungry increases the risk of nausea or dizziness. At the same time,
please do not overeat or eat any foods that cause your stomach to be upset
(for example, rich, greasy, fried,
or extremely spicy foods).
Avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment.
Avoid heavy exertion (including sexual activity) immediately
and after treatment (i.e. within 2 hours).
Set aside enough time so that you are not rushing to and
from your visit. Physical or emotional stress immediately before or after acupuncture
can lessen its affects.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that can be rolled up to
your elbows or knees.
Be on time for your appointment so that you may benefit
fully. When you make an appointment, please understand that time has been
reserved for you. There will be a charge for missed appointments without 24
If you have any questions, please contact me prior to your
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Very few complications from the use of acupuncture have been
reported to the FDA in spite of the millions of patients that have been
treated. One of the great advantages of acupuncture is the absence of
side effects and that it can be utilized while taking prescribed or over the
counter medications or undergoing western medical treatments. Also
Florida law requires the use of single use disposable needles, so there in no
chance of patient to patient
When will I notice improvement?
Your relief may be immediate, delayed for a few hours, or
even develop after one to five days. In the case of pain, the relief may last
for a few hours on the first visit and then last longer with each successive
treatment, or relief may last from the first treatment until your next visit.
Individual response to treatment varies.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies with each individual, with
many acute problems requiring as few as two to four visits and chronic
conditions requiring more sessions.