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Before and After Acupuncture

Instructions for patients

What to do before an acupuncture treatment

  • Have a light meal; if this is not possible, drink some juice.
  • Do not consume alcohol for 4 hours prior to the treatment.
  • If possible, do not take any pain killers or tranquilizers for 4 hours prior to the treatment.
  • Do take your usual medication.

What to do after an acupuncture treatment.

  • Rest for a few hours when you go home.
  • Delay taking any pain killers or tranquilizers for 1 hour after treatment.
  • Be aware that occasionally, the symptoms may become worse before there is relief.