At your first visit we will spend quite a bit of time getting acquainted. We will introduce you to the members of our healthcare team and make sure we have plenty of time to answer all of your questions.
Then, we will take as much time as needed to hear about you. What is your medical history?
What are your health concerns and wellness goals?
What questions can we answer for you?
What one thing could we do to make you feel better?
In order to make sure you are fully prepared and equipped to have a great in-office experience we ask that you take a quick look at the list below. If you have any questions about any of the items in this list please don’t hesitate to call us at (908) 450 7002. Call us at that number, as well, to schedule your first visit!
Generally, your first visit is longer than your followup visits or at the very least it entails quite a bit of questioning. Some practitioners will not treat at all on the first visit, while others have very succinct questions and begin treating once they have made a diagnosis.
The intial questioning is a very important part of the care your acupuncturist can provide to you. While many of the questions may seem entirely irrelevant to your condition, for example asking the quality of your bowel movements when you came in for back pain or your psychological state when you came in for menstrual problems, there are very good reasons behind the questions. The answers you provide to the questions, along with other basic diagnostic tools such as looking at your tongue and feeling your pulse allow the acupuncturist to tailor the treatment specifically to you.
After the treatment it is common for an acupuncturist to offer a prognosis along with a basic treatment plan. They are also likely to offer various beneficial lifestyle changes which may help to improve your overall condition. This may include dietary changes, exercise, meditation, etc.