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Your First Visit

When you arrive, I will have some forms required by the state for you to fill out. Please arrive about 10 minutes early for your appointment and relax in our soothing waiting room. Your first visit will last 1 1/2 to 2 hours so please allow time to not be rushed. I will do a thorough intake of your medical history and ask questions a normal western medicine physician doesn't. These questions are important in Chinese Medicine terms.  

Once you have completed your paperwork, we will start the intake and discuss your condition. I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. I will also take your blood pressure and access physical issues you may have by range of motion testing or physical palpitation. My first treatment always includes a clearing treatment, especially if you are new to acupuncture. This is like a "reset button" for the body so we can begin to treat your issue. Once the needles are inserted, I will turn down the lights and allow you relaxation time while the needles do their work! Many clients find acupuncture deeply relaxing and take advantage of this time to get in a power nap. The needles will generally stay in 25 minutes. I may or may not finish up with a couple of needles, just in and out, and the treatment will be complete. Although the needles have been removed, the treatment continues to work as the qi we have accessed during the treatment is now moving and continues to move.  

The side effects of acupuncture are limited. Rarely you may have bruising at the site of needle insertion. You may feel tired after your first treatment, but that should be short lived. The most frequent side effect is you notice other things start to feel better! You may come in for pain in the low back, but notice all of a sudden you are sleeping better as well!


Your First Visit - Beaches Acupuncture & Wellness Center in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Saundra Bennett offers Acupuncture in Jacksonville Beach, FL


Beaches Acupuncture & Wellness Center

504 Osceola Avenue
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250