Your Initial Visit is a chance for you to share about any issues that you are dealing with in terms of pain, illness, or challenges. The Acupuncturist will listen and create a treatment plan that is unique to you and your symptoms.
During your First Visit your practitioner will go over your health history, give you an Acupuncture Treatment, and a clear treatment plan with practical recommendations.
Your practitioner will create a customized treatment for you incorporating various modalities, including Acupuncture, Auricular Therapy, Moxibustion, Cupping, Far Infrared Therapy, Herbal Therapy, Polarity, and Medical Qigong.
Eat a light meal 1-2 hours before your appointment time. Be sure to continue any prescription medications you are currently taking and refrain from recreational drugs and alcohol at least 48 hours before your sessions. If you won’t be able to keep your appointment for any reason, please remember to provide at least 24 hours' notice.
Getting an Acupuncture Treatment at Gentle Moon Acupuncture can help you to more deeply relax, reduce stress, improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, reduce inflammation, relieve aches and pains, and boost your overall well-being.
No Acupuncture is performed with very thin stainless steel needles. Often, the insertion will not even be felt. Some people feel tingling, a slight warmth, or heaviness. Acupuncture feels good, so not only kids but even dogs, cats, and horses will enjoy receiving their Acupuncture Treatments.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions. Since each person and set of symptoms are different, each person will have a unique plan tailored for them at their first visit. Weekly sessions are generally advised to get relief sooner from pain or illness. After five treatments, you and your practitioner will better understand how many treatments it might take for your particular condition. Maintenance can be done once a month or when needed. Some conditions may go away completely and not require additional treatment.