If you come to our Calgary Acupuncture NW to receive treatment for the first time, our acupuncturist will ask you many questions to assess your conditions. This assessment period is long, and the issues may be about your health and lifestyle. Suppose you came for back pain, then the acupuncturist will ask a specific question about the back pain, like the quality of the pain, when the pain started, etc. Then the acupuncturist will inquire you a series of question about your sleep, eating habit, working habit, urination, etc.
After the preliminary assessment, our expert acupuncturist will diagnose your symptoms or conditions with the traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. From this verdict at our acupuncture health Calgary, we will be able to understand how many treatments do you require, the frequency at which the treatment you should take. Following this, the procedure will be started.
Your treatment will begin now. For treatment, you may be placed lying face up, face down, or on your side that depends on the treatment conditions. We recommend that you should wear a loose type of clothing. We prefer baggy fitting pants or a pair of shorts, short-sleeved shirts because you may require to remove clothes of some parts so that the areas may be accessible for acupuncture treatment.
The acupuncturist will clean the area of insertion with alcohol to perform the treatment. Then the acupuncturist will insert needles into your body that are sterile and very thin. They might also help you by giving a massage, a little cupping, or some topical herbs. The acupuncturist may also place an infrared heating lamp over different parts of your body to enhance the treatment. At the time of needle insertion, your sensation maybe like somebody is pulling at a little spot in your skin or muscle, or you may feel nothing at all. The sensations you feel during treatment may be like following:
The inserted needles into your body may remain from 5 to 30 minutes on an average of 20 minutes per treatment. Most patients feel the treatment very relaxing, or many fall asleep during the procedure. When the treatment is finished, the needles will be removed from your body. We advise you not to leave the table too quickly because the acupuncture treatment increases blood circulation that may cause fainting. Our acupuncturists recommend to skip meals or to be hydrated at the time of treatment. That will increase treatment success.
After the treatment, you may feel refreshed or a little bit tired. You should take rest over the whole day without worrying about any side effects. Some side effects may cause slight bleeding at the point of needle insertion. Our experienced acupuncturist will guide you everything before and after the treatment. To have treatment with our best acupuncturist, get a free consultation right now.