What to Expect During Your First Visit with a Acupuncturist
If you’ve been looking for a way to improve your physical and mental well-being, consider visiting Silver Secrets, a leading Long Island holistic health center. Their experienced Holistic Practitioners, Licensed Acupuncturists, and Certified Acupuncturist are dedicated to guiding their clients through their spiritual journeys by helping them find peace and tranquility from within. They have helped countless people achieve enhance their physical, mental, and emotional health and transform their lives, and they can help you, too!
Acupuncture therapy is just one of the healing services offered at Silver Secrets. Based on the principles of energy, Acupuncture has been used for centuries as a way to cultivate greater balance and harmony between the body and the mind.
If you are interested in Acupuncture, you are probably wondering what to expect during your first session. Though you will reach a state of relaxation during your session, you will be able to reach it faster if you feel more relaxed when you arrive. To get the most out of your first session with a Acupuncturist, it’s helpful to know what you can expect.
Below, we offer answers to some of the questions that are most commonly asked by people who are new to Acupuncture.
Q: Will I be clothed?
A: Yes. Though Acupuncture can produce calming effects that are similar to massage therapy, they are different. There is no need to disrobe during your appointment.
Q: What should I wear?
A: While you can wear anything you like, it’s best to wear clothing that you feel truly comfortable in. For example, loose sweat pants and a T-shirt would be ideal. The more comfortable your clothing is, the more relaxed you will be; the more relaxed you are, the more you will benefit from your session with a Acupuncturist.
Q: Is there an intake assessment?
A: There isn’t a “formal” intake assessment; however, a Acupuncturist will sit down with you and talk about how you are feeling both mentally and physically. For example, you may be asked if there are any physical ailments that are bothering you, or if you are feeling troubled mentally, overly stressed, or anxious. You are encouraged to be open and honest. You will not be judged, nor will any of the details you provide be shared. The information you provide will allow the Acupuncturist to maximize your experience.
Q: Will the Acupuncturist make physical contact?
A: Depending on your preference, the practitioner can apply very gentle, static pressure to certain points on your body, such as your shoulders; or, the practitioner may place his or her hands a few inches above your body without actually making contact. Whichever option you choose, rest assured that the most sensitive parts of your body will be avoided.
Q: What is the setting like?
A: It’s a very quiet, relaxed setting. Soft, relaxing music will be playing, and calming aromas, such as lavender, will fill the air. Rest assured that you will feel comfortable in the setting; however, if, for any reason, you do not feel comfortable, please let your practitioner know; changed will be made to accommodate your needs.
Q: How long is a session?
A: Generally, sessions are 90 minutes; however, the length of a session can be customized to best suit your needs. If you would prefer a shorter or longer session, simply let your practitioner know when you schedule your appointment.
Q: Should I arrive early?
A: For your first session, arrive 15 minutes early. This will allow enough time to over the details of the session, discuss your goals, and give you an opportunity to complete the necessary paperwork.
Q: What will it feel like?
A: Most people report that they feel a sense of great relaxation and tranquility. You will likely notice that your mind will feel calm and your body will feel relaxed. In fact, you may be so relaxed that you fall asleep! If you do, please do not worry; you will be able to benefit from your session whether you are awake or sleeping.
Q: Is one session enough?
A: That depends on your goals; however, most people do find that they can best attain their goals if they attend multiple sessions.
Q: Can I drive once my session is complete?
A: Sure! You will be given the opportunity to transition from the relaxed state of your session back to your normal state. From there, you may even feel more alert and happier!
Q: Is there anything I should do after my first session?
A: Drinking plenty of water after Acupuncture therapy is suggested. During your Acupuncture session, your energy levels may be moving at a more rapid rate and hydrating yourself is important. You can also spend some time enjoying quiet activities, such as reading, walking, writing in a journal, or just contemplating. In other words, doing something relaxing post-session is ideal.
If you would like to learn more about Acupuncture therapy, if you have specific questions, or you would like to schedule your first appointment, please contact Silver Secrets today. We look forward to helping you find your center.