Before your treatment, have a light meal. Do not engage in any strenuous activities before or after a treatment. Do not drink alcohol, smoke or ingest heavy meals either.
It is important to inform the physician/acupuncturist if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Do inform the physician/acupuncturist of any acute, chronic, or ongoing health conditions you have during the consultation session too. With this information, the physician/acupuncturist can help design a treatment plan that is best suited for you and your needs.
Acupuncture is safe for children, some even as young as 6 months. For children who are afraid or squeamish at the thoughts of needles, Ear Acupuncture will be recommended. Many children are able to feel better after each short 30-minute session. There are no adverse side effects for most except the feeling of tiredness in some.