1. Wear comfortable clothing. We’ll need access to your lower arms, legs, and torso for point application. 2. Eat a light meal or snack, about two hours prior. Acupuncture on an empty stomach can leave you tired. To help you refuel after your treatment, we offer filtered water, tea, and nourishing snacks. 3. Don’t drink alcohol or use tobacco, about two hours prior. We may need to read your pulse, so please avoid substances that affect your heart rate. 4. Skip any food or drinks that color your tongue, like coffee, immediately prior. Your tongue’s appearance tells us a lot about your health.
If this is your first time at Evergreen Acupuncture your initial visit will take up to 90 minutes. This comprehensive health evaluation will cover all aspects of your health, including body, mind, and spirit. Subsequent sessions take about 40-60 minutes in a serene, private room. Treatments include gentle acupuncture and, when applicable, infrared heat therapy, electro-stim therapy, cupping or gua sha (lightly scraping the skin). We may recommend herbal medicine and dietary supplements to support your clinic treatments.