Do I have to do anything to prepare for a treatment?
- Please refrain from being too hungry or too full when start acupuncture treatment.
- Loose clothing benefits better results. You will be asked to undress except underpants, shorts, and bras.
- If you are going to have the AcuSerene Facial Acupuncture, remove your cosmetic makeup ahead of time.
- Please refrain from hard exercises right after acupuncture treatments.
How many times should I expect to visit?
Your symptoms may go away with only one session and never come back, or it may take some weeks or more to reach a complete recovery, or symptoms may come and go as in chronic conditions. This varies up to your symptoms, your lifestyle, your body bearing, and your constitution. For chronic symptoms, we usually begin by following up once a week. Then once the symptoms are under control the treatment schedule should be reduced.
There are two ways to perform acupuncture needling, one well-known is penetrating the skin with needles, another-way is stimulating the skin-surface with needle tips. Naomi uses both techniques of skin-penetrating needling and non-skin penetrating needling up to purpose of the needling and each client's constitution.
Possible side effects in our practice include bruising and bleeding by acupuncture needling. Also, it is rare, but a lightheadedness may be associated with acupuncture needling, especially if it is your first-time acupuncture treatment and/or your stomach is empty. A temporary fainting can also be followed by lightheadedness, although it is an absolutely rare case.