People usually find Acupuncture to be an incredibly relaxing experience, even for those who have some initial hesitation about needles. In general your first treatment involves quite a bit of discussion, as the practitioner gathers as much information as possible to clearly understand and diagnose your issues from an oriental medicine viewpoint. The needling during the first treatment may be limited so you can become accustomed to the experience and the practitioner is able to assess your response. Acupuncture always aims to address the condition at hand while also addressing any underlying patterns your Acupuncturist may diagnose. Your initial treatment is usually 60 minutes to allow time for your acupuncturist to ask all the questions and provide treatment.
Follow up treatments are typically scheduled for 45 minutes. For acute and some chronic conditions treatments 2-3 times a week may be recommended initially.