During your first visit, your acupuncturist will conduct a comprehensive interview to identify and assess your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. He may also check your pulse, examine your tongue, and palpate your abdomen as part of a physical examination.
Following this, he will insert thin, sterile needles into specific points in order to bring your body back into balance and health. An acupuncture treatment is quiet and meditative, and you will feel comfortable and relaxed during the treatment. Most patients do not even notice or feel the needles. Rather, they move into a deep state of relaxation as the body harmonizes.