What Can You Expect at Your First Acupuncture Appointment?

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Many of our patients at Modern Acupuncture say that it is truly the most relaxing thing they have done. For this reason, our treatment space is called the Zen Lounge. But beyond being able to get Zen and often take a much-needed rest, Acupuncture has long-term medical and health benefits. 


Here is what you need to know before your first appointment.


Think of Your Acupuncture Session as a Doctor's Appointment.


Our Acupuncturists are very well-educated and well-respected health care practitioners with thousands of hours of training and experience. 


While acupuncture can be relaxing, the end goal is to resolve and treat medical issues such as pain, stress, skin health, and more. 


Before your visits, we will require you to fill out a pre-appointment patient form to detail your medical history and describe specific health concerns that you would like to address. 


Once you're in the Zen Lounge, you both will discuss your health history and main health concerns. Your Acupuncturist will take the time to listen and establish a clear goal for meeting your health needs. Open communication is essential for tailoring a unique treatment and plan to achieve long-lasting results. 


Does Acupuncture Hurt?


Almost everyone's biggest fear before their first appointment is 'does it hurt?' Truly the experience can and should be very comfortable. That's because Acupuncturists are trained in exactly where and how to insert the needle, so you're as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment. The one-time-use needles entering the skin are extremely thin, about the size of a strand of hair. At Modern Acupuncture, our team of Licensed Acupuncturists pride themselves on making your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.


How does Acupuncture really work?


Acupuncture works by using tiny needles to stimulate specific points. Acupuncture helps the body produce its own natural painkillers and feel-good endorphins. It also helps to calm down the nervous system, helping to balance stress naturally without the use of pills. Your main health concerns and medical history guide the placement of needles. These areas can be where you might be feeling pain and tension or at a distance depending on the condition. Your Acupuncturist will insert 10-20 points and you'll get to experience the benefits all while in a comfortable massage chair or table, where you spend 20 minutes relaxing. In this way, Acupuncture continues to grow in popularity as a natural solution to many common health concerns. 


Your Treatment Plan is Important.


After your initial consultation and treatment, your acupuncturist will go over a plan of action and identify your personalized treatment plan. The treatment plan is essential for achieving your health and wellness goals. Your Acupuncturist will discuss the best action, including the frequency of visits for getting you healthy and the importance of staying healthy for the long term. It's important to know that Acupuncture is cumulative, with the best results acquired by allowing your body the necessary time needed to heal. During this process, your acupuncturist will also answer any questions that you may have. 


From the moment you first walk into your local Modern Acupuncture clinic to the moment you leave, we strive to provide the most convenient, comfortable, and effective Acupuncture experience. Acupuncture and its many health benefits attract patients all over the world looking for a natural approach to health and wellness. As Acupuncture continues to grow in popularity, our team of Licensed Modern Acupuncturists are here to answer that call. 


Visit your local Modern Acupuncture clinic today. 



Acupuncture Relieves Stress

Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.

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