What To Expect
Here are a few tips on what to wear, how to prepare, etc.
It’s always a good idea to arrive at your acupuncture a little early to give yourself a chance to relax into the session.
Because needle insertions must be applied to bare skin when we do acupuncture, please wear loose and comfortable clothes that would allow access to your body. Most of time, I would place needles on the abdomen and upper/lower back, so an overall or a one-piece dress is not ideal (but gowns and blankets are available, in case you need to change).
I commonly palpate and needle points on your lower extremities, so tights, panty hose, or skinny jeans will be a bit hindering. I also commonly use points along the arms, on the shoulders and the neck.
After receiving an acupuncture treatment, patients usually feel relaxed and a little sedated, akin to waking up from a slumber. So afford yourself a little time to gather your faculties and focus before embarking on tasks that require concentration, like driving, for example.