Your Acupuncturist

Craig P. Adamson, AP




About Me







Frequently Asked Questions




How should a patient prepare for an acupuncture appointment?

Bring a list of current medications you are taking, including any
prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and

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 before
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 hour notice.

If you have any questions, please contact me prior to your first visit.

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.