You have decided to give acupuncture a try but you still worried. Hearing miracle stories, you still worry that it will work for you. Maybe you are also concerned about the cost. Is there any way you can maximize the benefits of acupuncture? Of course it is!
First, listen to your acupuncturist. Follow the advice of your acupuncturist gives you treatment. Stay in touch if you have any questions. It is always better to ask a silly question, but worrying about something. Talk to the acupuncturist about all the worries reduces the mind and helps them to offer you more effective care.
Second, drink plenty of fluids. Staying fluid after treatment is incredibly important. Water helps push any toxins that might be out of your system. If you do not drink enough you could find Achy in other parts of the body.
Third, to allow you to rest. If you feel tired after acupuncture treatment, then let your body rest. If you need to sleep do it. Try to avoid doing work all day after treatment. You can find a lot, but use that feeling wisely. Do not do a lot of projects that you know are stressful.
Fourth, do not drink alcohol. Avoid alcohol before treatment and for about 24 hours later. If you are a morning appointment, a small amount of alcohol at dinner is probably fine, but try to avoid it if possible. It is not advisable to drink right after treatment, even in small quantities. Alcohol may make it harder for the toxins out of the final system. In fact, alcohol is creating more toxins and create a heavier burden on the system.
Fifth, eat nutritious food. You’ve just worked to create balance in the body. Do not go out and eat a lot of junk. This does not mean you can not indulge in a bit of what you’re craving, but try to do it in moderation. Good healthy meals full of rich vegetables and protein are best for treatment.
Sixth, avoid traveling long distances. You may have to drive across town. You may even have to leave town but to see an acupuncturist, but 24 hours before or after treatment, try to avoid traveling for more than two hours at a time. Your body needs time to adapt to the place in the world. The only exception may be if you are seeing a therapist to help you with jetlag.
Finally, do not get scared. Sometimes emotions come up for treatment or sometimes symptoms may get worse. This is normal. Try and let yourself go with the flow. If you are feeling emotionally and can go somewhere and cry or vent, it is best. If you can not do it, sometimes Epsom salt bath will take the emotional edge off. If symptoms increase, then let you rest. If discomfort persists, do not hesitate to call your expert. Sometimes just knowing that it’s normal can help. If not, then maybe improve treatment sooner than you planned may be the way to go.
Always listening to the therapist tells about a particular treatment. Everyone has different needs. It is also important to stay in close contact with the person you’re working with. There is nothing better than having an open relationship with your provider and know that you are on the right path to better health.