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YOUR FIRST VISIT

Your first visit will begin with an in-depth assessment of your condition and an initial treatment.

You will receive a customized treatment plan detailing an appropriate course of treatment for your specific condition.

In general, acute conditions of recent onset may only require two or three treatments. Chronic conditions usually require more treatments to achieve sustained results.

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One course of treatment usually lasts 10- 12 weeks, at which point we will assess the progress that you've made, and decide on future course of action.

We ask that you fill out our initial intake forms (click to download) prior to your appointment. If you are unable to do so, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your initial visit.


TREATMENT

Needles are typically retained for about 30-45 minutes. People often times fall asleep during a treatment and experience a deep sense of relaxation and well being.

In addition to acupuncture, treatments may include:

• Massage
• Heat therapy
• Herbal Prescriptions
• Cupping
• Gua Sha (scraping therapy)
• Nutritional Supplements
• Diet and Lifestyle recommendations.

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR TREATMENT

If you have any questions, please call Driftwood Acupuncture & Wellness prior to your first visit.

Please come prepared to provide us with a list of all your current medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins.

Please provide any lab or medical reports relevant to your condition.

Eat a light meal a few hours prior to your visit. Acupuncture is not performed on individuals who are fasting. At the same time, please do not overeat or eat any foods that cause your stomach to be upset.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Many of the acupuncture points that are commonly used are located between the wrists and elbows and the ankles and knees. However, acupuncture points are located all over the body and may need to be accessed depending on your condition.

 

 

 
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