Be willing to listen and ask questions but don't try to learn everything they are doing. The practitioner went to school for at least four years to learn what they are doing, so full explanations can't really happen, but they should be able to tell you things in a way that allows you to understand basically.
Remember that if they use the word "liver" "kidney" "heart" or other organ it doesn't mean that organ itself, but a system of related functions in your body. With that, remember that Google isn't a school, so ask the pro before looking things up.
If you experience any discomfort or pain let the practitioner know - we don't like to hurt our patients, but sometimes a needle hits a spot that can hurt, (most won't) so just keep open dialogue with the practitioner.
That should do it. Good luck and enjoy.
2. Make sure you've eaten something that day
3. Try to arrive 15 minutes early so you're calm and have a normal pulse rate before your treatment
You'll do great!
1. Prepare the history.
2. Explain the symptoms.
3. Explain any encounter with other medical practitioner, i.e., your family doctor.
4. A list of medications that you are taking.
*What about food?*
It is vital that you are neither hungry, nor too full during your acupuncture treatment. Even if you do not feel hungry, you should make sure that you have eaten something within 2-5 hours of the appointment. Acupuncture can be dangerous if blood sugar is too low.
Infections and illnesses, such as colds, flus, ear infections, and allergies are easily treated if addressed within the first 24 hours.
Enjoy your treatment and be ready to feel fabulous!!
1. Wear loose clothes because you need to expose the legs and arms at least.
2. Do not go in with a full or an empty stomach because of an extreme condition of blood sugar will cause dizziness or even fainting.
3. Hydrate yourself after each session
4. Do not go to do a cardio/hi-impact or swimming exercise right away
Wear loose clothes, have some food, but not too much. and maybe have someone to accompany you. Otherwise, there isn't much to prepare for. It's really easy.