BRING A COPY OF YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY
The initial thing you need to do to prepare for your acupuncture appointment is to know your medical history or better, bring a paper copy of it. If it is your first time, it will help you fill out the forms and answer the questions that your acupuncturist may have about your medical history. With that, it will help them determine the best treatments for you. Even if you have been coming frequently, it’s good to tell your acupuncturist any changes to your medical history. It will help your acupuncturist adjust your treatments to work with other things that you may be taking.
The second thing to prepare before coming to your acupuncture session is to eat something light. This is helpful for your session. Your appointment will be long and if it is your first session, it could take longer. At that time, you may start to get hungry and be distracted from feeling the healing effect of acupuncture treatment. In some cases, you may start to feel lightheaded and even faint during your session. For effectiveness and for your health, it is recommended to eat something.
TRY NOT TO DRINK CAFFEINE
The last way to prepare is you shouldn’t drink too much caffeine before your acupuncture session. This is because caffeine is a stimulant, it will affect your hyperarousal response. This will make you antsy or even anxious. Your acupuncturist prefers that this does not happen. They instead, prefer for you to be relaxed and calm to feel the alleviating effects of the session. It is especially important if acupuncture needles are being inserted into your skin. If you’re going to drink a lot, drink it 4 hours before your appointment time.