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Your First Visit

• Your acupuncture treatment will likely include points on your hands, arms, feet, legs, head, ears, and perhaps your neck. Please wear loose clothing that allows access to these areas. Acupuncture channels flow across the entire body; it is therefore possible to treat back problems, for example, by needling your hands and feet, rather than directly on your back.
• Acupuncture needles are sterile, stainless steel, and hair-thin. They are nothing like needles used for injections! Most people feel no or very minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted and end up falling into a deep sleep during their treatment . While you are resting with needles in place, you may feel some slight tingling, heaviness, or other sensations of energy movement. If anything is uncomfortable, be sure to let us know, and we can make adjustments to the needles. We want you to be comfortable!
• You will relax with your needles in for anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour. Your body knows best. When you feel “done,” simply make eye contact with your practitioner. We will come over to check on you and pull your needles if you are ready. If you fall asleep, you are “done” when you wake up. After treatments, some people feel energized, while others may feel...

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