Many of our patients have never received acupuncture treatment before visiting us. So, we often get questions about the process and how to get the most out of treatment.
3 Tips to Maximize Your Acupuncture Treatments
Here are the top three things we tell all our patients so they can get the most out of their acupuncture treatments with us.
1. Commit to the process.
Acupuncture is not a quick cure-all; it’s a process. It is very rare for any acupuncturist to be able to resolve a problem with just one treatment.
If you don’t come in often enough or long enough, acupuncture probably won’t work for you. Our sliding scale exists to help you commit to a course of treatment and receive the best possible results.
2. Embrace the community.
One of the beautiful things about community acupuncture is that it brings together all different kinds of people with the goal of healing themselves and those around them. The soothing atmosphere in our clinic exists because all of our patients create it by relaxing together. This kind of collective stillness is a rare and precious thing in our rushed and busy society.
Maintaining this reservoir of calm requires that no one talk very much in our treatment space. If you want to have a substantial conversation, we will probably need to schedule it separately.
3. Take responsibility for your health.
Encircle Acupuncture does not provide primary care medicine. Acupuncture is a wonderful complement to Western medicine, but it is not a substitute for it. And like any form of medicine, acupuncture has its limitations.
We can provide complementary care for conditions which require a physician’s attention, but if you have a serious health issue such as a prolonged infection, a malignant growth, or an injury that won’t heal, you should see a doctor.
If you need a recommendation, we would be glad to refer you to someone knowledgeable who can help you.
We hope these tips help you get the most out of your acupuncture treatments with us!