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What happens at an accupuncture appointment?

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A licensed acupuncturist:

1. Examines you and asks about your health history

2. Searches for blocked energy and identifies your constitutional pattern. This may occur by taking your pulse, examining your tongue, and looking at your skin and eyes.

3. Uses established landmarks to determine the placement of very thin needles

4. Quickly taps the needles into your skin.

Some people feel slight pressure, but most feel no pain from the needles. The area may tingle, feel numb, itch, or be a little sore.

Treatment lasts 15 minutes to an hour. You may about need 5 to 10 treatments.

From: Try Acupuncture WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2016
Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2016

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