What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.
What am I going to experience?
Step 1. Insightful questioning
The doctor will ask you questions that will help doctor get a general ideal on your body constitution. Even some of these questions don't look like relate to your main complaint.
Step 2. Taking of the pulse and observing the tongue
Pulse and tongue are the most important factors to make a holistic TCM diagnosis. They can reflect general condition of the whole body. So, please be aware of that do not eat any food can change the color of your tongue.
Step 3. Treatment
Acupuncturist will insert needles on selected points. Probably, some points are distant. Sometimes, doctor will take other methods along with needles, such as termal therapy, electropuncture.
What is my feeling?
People have a variety of reactions to acupuncture treatment. Particularly in the first treatment, or after a particularly stressful or otherwise difficult time in your life – the emotional reaction can be very intense. You may feel like crying, laughing hysterically or expressing yourself in another way. So long as you stay as still as possible (so as not to bend the needles – this can be uncomfortable) please feel free to let your emotions and body relax.