PREPARING FOR YOUR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT
1. Eat a light meal prior
2. Ideally no coffee or tea at least 3 hours before treatment
3. Plan exercise before treatment. The treatments are designed to stimulate blood flow in a specific way. Exercising increases the heart rate and breath, disturbing the specific changes that have been made.
4. No sexual activity for the day, before or after the treatment.
5. Avoid spicy foods after treatment.
6. No alcohol before or after treatment.
7. Try to rest and relax after treatment. The specific effects of treatment are still continuing even after the acupuncture session has ended.
WHAT TO EXPECT
1. The first appointment will begin with intake paperwork being filled out & and a private 1:1 consultation with Jeffrey Medina.
A thorough medical history from childhood to present will be taken. This is needed because impairments to the channel system may have occurred during times of health crises. These impairments may still be playing a key role in the health of the person at present. By resolving these key impairments, a person is able to move beyond their current health challenges.
2. A gown will be provided and draping will be done for maximum comfort. The massage table can be heated, lights will be dimmed and soothing music will help transport you while the acupuncture needles stay in. An infrared heat lamp will be placed over the areas of stagnation to promote optimal circulation & relaxation.
3. Do the needles hurt? The sensation of acupuncture is not like an injection. In fact, an acupuncture needle is much smaller than a hollow point needle. The needles do not hurt, but there may be slight sensations at the needle site. Often times a person may feel pressure, tingling, or sensation of movement. These feelings are very brief and go away immediately.
4. How long is the treatment? A typical treatment will usually last 1 hour, but there are certain conditions that require longer treatments. These treatments may last 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
5. The frequency of visits will be recommended based on the condition and its severity.