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Your First Visit - Moore Acupuncture Center   神 in Chelmsford, MA

Q: What do I wear for my first visit?

You should wear something that you feel comfortable in and that is flexible (e.g. sweatpants, a comfortable T-shirt, shorts, etc.) for your acupuncture appointment. Loose clothing or shorts allows the practitioner to easily access points. 

Q: How should I prepare for the first visit?

For best results from your acupuncture treatment, eat moderately within three hours of your treatment. It is best not to come on an empty stomach.

Because the tongue is routinely examined as part of the Chinese Medical diagnosis, it is best not to brush the tongue or discolor it with hard candy, cough drops, tea or coffee within three hours of your appointment, if possible.

Please refrain from wearing make-up due to doing facial diagnosis as well please don't wear any perfumes/colognes, because scents are also used in the diagnosis process, and there are patients who come in and are allergic and have chemical sensitivities.      

Feel free to bring a food journal of the prior several days if you would like to focus on diet from a Chinese Medical perspective.

Please make sure that you discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your practitioner

Prior to your first acupuncture appointment, I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Oriental medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark. After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. I may use gentle abdominal palpation to also help make my diagnosis. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition. Once the needles are gently inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably to relax for 15-30 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

Each time you receive a treatment, the points may or may not vary. We use many approaches to balance treating your overall “Constitution” along with your current main complaint. A treatment based on your specific constitution is called a root treatment. A treatment which addresses your main concerns is called a local treatment. Both root treatment and local treatments are done on each visit following the initial consultation.

Health History Form: Please fill out the Health History form and bring it with you to your first office visit.   Link       

Frequently asked questions about acupuncture   Link                                                                        


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Shen Wellness is located at         3 Littleton Road, Westford, MA on the second floor at Chelmsford Wellness Center


Your First Visit - Moore Acupuncture Center   神 in Chelmsford, MA

Kimberlee Moore offers Acupuncture in Chelmsford, MA

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Your First Visit - Moore Acupuncture Center   神 in Chelmsford, MA