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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

It is common to feel sensations such as tingling, warmth, or a dull ache at the sight of the needle. At times this sensation can travel down the arm or leg or to other regions of the body. This is a sign that the qi is moving through the associated acupuncture channel. This sensation should come and go within a short amount of time. If there is any sustained discomfort, the needle can always be adjusted. Your communication about your level of comfort during your treatment is encouraged. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, and the number of treatments needed vary  from patient to patient. I often encourage people who have been dealing with more chronic conditions to give acupuncture a chance for at least one month, to see how their body responds to the treatments and herbs. Acute conditions such as colds or minor injuries can be remedied in shorter amounts of time. If you are considering using acupuncture preventatively, a monthly tune-up treatment may be all you need!


What to Expect - Vitality Acupuncture in Bozeman, MT

Please Come Prepared:

  • Arrive 20 minutes early to fill out paperwork, unless you have printed it off from home.
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing.
  • Do not brush your tongue the day of your treatment, as the tongue coating serves as a diagnostic tool in Chinese medicine.
  • Refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, or strong odors as some patients have chemical sensitivities.
  • Eat a snack or small meal a few hours before your treatment. Please do not arrive with an empty stomach.
  • Stay hydrated before and after your treatment.

Valerie Schwankl offers Acupuncture and Chinese herbs in Bozeman, MT

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