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How to Get Ready for Your First Acupuncture Appointment March 28, 2018

New Hyde Park, North Hempstead
How to Get Ready for Your First Acupuncture Appointment, North Hempstead, New York

Have you recently planned your first acupuncture appointment? If so, you might not know what to expect. While your acupuncturist might outline the benefits of this holistic medicine, there are simple ways you can prepare for your appointment to get the most out of it. Unsook Park’s Acupuncture has been providing this type of innovative treatment to her New Hyde Park, NY, clients for over 25 years. Below their qualified team outlines some simple pre-appointment tricks to maximize your visit.

3 Ways You Can Prepare for Your First Acupuncture Appointment

Schedule Carefully

Pad your schedule with time to relax before and after your appointment. Try and treat this time as you would any other relaxing treatment, such as a massage or spa time. Turn off your cell phone, wear loose clothing, and get into a state of relaxation so your body can reap the benefits.


Before your appointment, it’s important to remember to hydrate. Patients are usually also encouraged to avoid stimulants including alcohol or coffee. One of the purposes of acupuncture is to take the body into a parasympathetic state and coffee takes you into the opposite state of fight or flight. Alcohol serves to numb the senses, which doesn’t help acupuncture’s goal of helping you see more clearly.   

Prepare Your Medical History

Though you might not realize it, illnesses, experiences, and traumas may pass, but their memories are carefully stored within your body. This overarching toxicity can lead to an energy imbalance that triggers illnesses within the body. It helps to write down a list of any major illnesses, car accidents, or traumas you’ve suffered throughout your life so that your therapist has an idea of your history as well as any possible blockages.

Whether you’re preparing for your first acupuncture appointment or you would like to know more about this healing therapy, it helps to speak with a professional. Unsook Park provides caring acupuncture treatments to help their clients with chronic health issues. Call them today at (516) 858-0553 or visit their website for more information. 

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