Acupuncture specialists are qualified professionals, and the U.S Food and Drug Administration regulates the manufacture of acupuncture needles. The acupuncture needles are made of steel, are solid, sterile, and non-toxic, and are used by qualified acupuncturists. They are disposed of after a single use.
During your first appointment, your chiropractic acupuncturist will discuss your concerns and ask relevant questions about your symptoms, behaviors, and lifestyle to determine the type of treatment that suits your condition.
The chiropractic acupuncturist will examine your body for areas that would react to the treatment, giving particular attention to:
The rhythm, strength of your pulse
The shape and color of your tongue
The first treatment can last up to 60 minutes, followed by shorter sessions of 30 mins each, based on the severity of the pain and the condition being treated. You can expect to receive six to eight acupuncture treatments to resolve your pain issues.
The benefits of acupuncture, although sometimes difficult to measure, are found to be satisfying by many people as a means to control their painful conditions.
How can I plan for my first acupuncture appointment at Accident Care Chiropractic?
If this is the first time you are seeing a chiropractor acupuncturist, prepare in advance by following the steps below to get the maximum benefit.
Make a list of your symptoms. If it has been a while since you experienced the car accident, you need to list your symptoms and where you are experiencing pain and discomfort. You can discuss them with your chiropractic acupuncturist on your first appointment.
Plan your schedule. Your acupuncture treatment might involve several days. Make sure to plan your schedule to avoid last-minute rescheduling to get the most satisfying treatment for your condition.
Prepare your questions in advance. It is normal for you to have some queries regarding the treatment on your first day of the appointment. You can jot down all your concerns in advance to get them answered right away to help you prepare for the treatment.