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What to Expect at Your 1st Acupuncture Treatment

Congratulations on your decision to improve your health. We are excited you are trying acupuncture to reach your health goals. Here is what to expect at your first acupuncture treatment.

You are welcomed by your practitioner and asked to fill out new patient paperwork. oak park acupuncture, acupuncture oak park, palmgren acupuncture, acupuncture oak park il, acupuncture for pain, acupuncture for weight loss

You talk to us about what you’d like to receive care for. Then, we ask you questions about your main health concern and general questions about your body, similar to a physician’s visit. We also ask about your environment, diet and levels and sources of stress. You are welcome to ask questions at any time.

Your practitioner and you will typically spend about 45-60 minutes talking during your first visit (and about 15-30 minutes during follow-up treatments).

Then, we ask you to lie down on a massage table and we look at your tongue and palpate your radial pulse. We also examine your face, ears, and abdomen. We do this to get an idea of what is going on in your body and find the underlying cause of your health concerns.

You receive a customized acupuncture treatment we design just for you. During acupuncture, we lower the lights and put on relaxing music as you rest. You spend about 20-35 minutes resting with acupuncture needles. Many of our patients feel relaxed and peaceful during the treatment. After your treatment, we discuss your personalized treatment strategy and recommended course of treatment.

After getting acupuncture, it is common to feel happy and relaxed and also, tired and hungry. We recommend drinking plenty of water and having something to eat after your appointment.

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