Spend some time thinking about what you would like to achieve from your acupuncture treatment. What are your expectations? What questions or concerns do you have about acupuncture? Jot down a few notes to bring with you to your first visit. The more openly we can communicate, the better we can help you.
Be realistic. If you have several conditions or symptoms you would like to address, please rank them. On your first visit, we will focus primarily on your chief complaint. Secondary issues will be noted and addressed as treatment progresses.
Start noticing how you feel each day and make a few notes. With respect to your chief complaint, try to answer these questions:
Be as descriptive and specific as possible. For example, “pain” and “discomfort” are very general words. Chinese Medicine recognizes subtle distinctions in different types of pain. Burning pain is not the same as pain that has a stabbing sensation. Listed below are some words you might use to distinguish your particular pain.
If none of these are appropriate, try coming up with your own words. If you are having difficulty describing your pain in words, try visualizing it or drawing a picture, and then describe what you see.
The following suggestions are provided to help you have a safe and relaxing experience with acupuncture.
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Dr. Richard Stillo, DACM, L.Ac. 609-240-8338
Dr. Jin Lee, L.Ac., MD (China) 732-533-7373
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