Your First Acupuncture Treatment: 9 Tips to Set Yourself Up for Success

Acupuncture is becoming more mainstream in the US. This can be seen as more insurance plans cover acupuncture treatment, and more doctors are referring their patients to acupuncturists for complementary care. At Sparkes Acupuncture in Oakland, NJ, we work together with Dr. Charles S. Corallo, a board certified chiropractic physician with 30 years experience in pain management and holistic healthcare.

Acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years, and is effective as a standalone therapy as well as in combination with other therapies. Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions from all types of pain to insomnia to digestive issues to bells palsy (and lots more!).

Even though there is a lot of "buzz" about acupuncture, it's still new to most people. And just knowing that it exists doesn't mean you know what to expect! Understanding what to do and not to do can make all the difference in helping you to be confident when you come to your first session.

The following 9 tips will help you understand a little bit about our process, so that you know what to expect and can get the most of out your treatment.

1. Wear (or bring) loose fitting clothes.

Many acupuncture points are on the legs below the knees