YOU NEED TO EAT BEFORE
Before you head off to your acupuncture appointment, it’s important to eat before. It is recommended to eat something light and if you are going to eat something big, eat it a least two hours before your appointment. Eating will give you the fuel to go through your session without any problems. If you don’t eat, you may be distracted by hunger and may feel lightheaded or even faint during the treatment. Remember that your appointment might be around 50 minutes to an hour.
TRY TO WEAR LOOSE CLOTHES
Unlike your regular appointments, you should wear loose and comfortable clothes to your acupuncture appointment. This will help your acupuncturist easily place the acupuncture needles throughout your body. Also, it would be nice for you to have comfortable clothes if you’re going to be there for at least 50 minutes. It’ll help you relax throughout the session.
DON’T DRINK A LOT OF CAFFEINE
I know some people need caffeine some time throughout the day. However, try not to drink a lot of caffeine before your acupuncture session. Why? It is because caffeine is a stimulant and it will affect your flight-or-fight response. You’ll feel restless. This is the opposite of what your acupuncturist wants you to be. They would like you to be relaxed especially if they are going to insert needles on you. If you are going to drink a lot of caffeine, drink it 2 hours before your appointment time.
DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL
Please try not to drink alcohol before your appointment. Although a little amount won’t hurt anyone, it won’t be helpful for your session. You’ll feel relaxed but you might be too relaxed. Alcohol is a depressant and it will numb your body. This means you may not be able to correctly describe the symptoms you are feeling when asked. In addition, you may not be able to feel any discomfort that you may have when the acupuncture needles are inserted. This could lead to bruises or even bleeding after the session because the acupuncturist could not determine if you were feeling discomfort or if you had sensitive skin.
REMEMBER MEDICAL HISTORY
Something that will be helpful to know is your medical history or past health problems. This will help your acupuncturist know more about you and the problems you may be facing. If you know anything that is related to your digestion problems, please tell your acupuncturist. It will help them find the best treatments for you. If you don’t remember everything, one good advice is to bring your medical history for your acupuncturist to read. Also, it would be good to consult your doctor to see if acupuncture for digestion will work for you.
DON’T BE NERVOUS
You’re ready to now to go to your acupuncture for digestion but you might feel nervous. It might be your first acupuncture or you’re scared of needles. It’s okay. You can take your time and ask any questions you have for your acupuncturist. Our acupuncturists want to help you and they will gladly answer any questions you have, By doing this, it is only going to help your treatments.