Nicole Fillion-Robin, LAc, MAcOM
You've decided to try acupuncture, maybe you've even signed up for your first session, here are nine things you might not expect on your first visit!
1. PAPERWORK. Get ready! You will have a ton of really close and personal questions to answer about yourself in the intake paperwork, so make sure you've found someone you feel comfortable talking to! Chinese Medicine is a holistic practice, meaning we look at harmonizing mind, body, spirit and even your gastrointestinal system. So don't be caught off guard at questions that might not seem like they have anything to do with your back pain.
2. ARRIVAL TIME. On that note, out of respect for the next patient, your acupuncturist's time, and to get the most out of your treatment, fill out your intake paperwork as much as you can before arrival, or arrive 30 minutes ahead of time to have plenty of time to fill it out. The more time we have with you, the more we can get done!
3. NEEDLES. A lot of clients want to know if it will be like receiving a vaccination. The good news is NO! The needles used for vaccines are hollow, while the acupuncture needles are about 40 times smaller since they are filiform (solid).