Things to do before your acupuncture appointment:
Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork.
Wear or bring loose clothing, such as shorts, sweatpants, and a t-shirt or bikini top. Street clothes restrict the body and may prevent access to important acupuncture points, thus reducing the effectiveness of your treatment.
Try not to eat a large meal right before an acupuncture treatment, but don’t come hungry either, as either will negatively affect the treatment.
Your pulse plays a large part in Oriental medicine. Coffee, alcohol and cigarettes strongly affect the pulse and make it more difficult to make a complete diagnosis. If possible, please do not consume these substances for at least two hours before a treatment.
Jeanie Mossa M.S., L.Ac. Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 703-299-0500
Old Town, Alexandria VA 22314