Updated: Sep 7, 2019
Arrive a few minutes early, relaxed and hydrated.
Have the paperwork filled out.
Do not come in on an empty stomach. Receiving acupuncture on an empty stomach may lead to lightheadedness, dizziness or even fainting.
It isn’t advisable to have a full meal either, but a snack will help your body have the energy to maximize the benefits of the treatment.
Avoid alcohol, tobacco, food or drinks that color your tongue (such as coffee) immediately prior to treatment or just following a treatment.
Avoid vigorous exercise or sexual activity one hour before treatment.
Do not brush your tongue 24 hours prior to your appointment. The color, texture and coating of the tongue can help with diagnosing.
Wear loose clothing so that your arms and legs are accessible for treatment.